The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution: Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon

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Robert Jervis argues here that the possibility of nuclear war has created a revolution in military strategy and international relations. He examines how the potential for nuclear Armageddon has changed the meaning of war, the psychology of statesmanship, and the formulation of military policy by the superpowers.

 

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Contents

Whats New and Whats True
46
Getting the Arguments
74
Morality and International Strategy
107
Psychological Aspects of Crisis Stability
136
The Symbolic Nature of Nuclear Politics
174
Winning and LosingClausewitz in
226
Index
259
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About the author (1989)

Robert Jervis is Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy, also from Cornell, and, most recently, American Foreign Policy in a New Era.

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