The Nuclear Seduction: Why the Arms Race Doesn't Matter--And What Does

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Univ of California Press, May 28, 2021 - History - 311 pages
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Contents

WHY THE ARMS RACE
11
What About First Strike?
20
What About Credibility and the Firebreak?
29
What About Misperceptions?
42
A DrawingRoom Comedy
57
What About Star Wars?
67
HOW THE SUPERPOWERS ROLL
79
Third World Violence Nuclear Danger
126
What About the Cuban Missile Crisis?
146
THE POLITICS OF SURVIVAL
169
U S Foreign Policy and Nuclear War
208
Notes
237
Index
287
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