(see also Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Anti-Nuclear Movement, Arms Control, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Waste, Militarization of Foreign Policy, Militarization of Space)
Korea: Forgotten Nuclear Threats. Bruce Comings, Le Monde Diplomatique (12/04).
Japan Reconsidering the Bomb. Karl Schoenberger, San José Mercury (6/16/03). Growing pressure within Japan to "normalize" political stature & acquire nuclear weapons!
Quest for Nukes: Pre-Emptive Strike is the Wrong Answer to Global Security. Mohamed El-Baradei [Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency] (Washington Post), San Jose Mercury (4/29/03).
Mini-Nukes, Maxi-Danger. Editorial, San Jose Mercury (4/24/03)
US ponders resumption of nuke-weapons test. Dan Stober & Jonathan S. Landay, San Jose Mercury News (11/15/02).
War Talk: Summer Games with Nuclear Bombs. Arundhati Roy, Nation (6/4/02). On the India-Pakistan confrontation.
The Disastrous Foreign Policies of the United States, Bill Christison, Counterpunch (5/9/02). Former CIA analyst calls for end to war on terrorism & destruction of nuclear weapons by democratically elected international organization.
Pentagon Fires on Critical Scientist. Brandan Koerner, Village Voice (11/14/01). MIT Prof. debunks weapons systems, is only weakly supported when Pentagon takes steps to silence him.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Union of Concerned Scientists (Action network; informative bulletins on nuclear issues).
Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Protests operations at Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire, key to US program for military domination of space).
Alcalay, Glen. "Maelstrom in the Marshall Islands: the social impact of nuclear weapons testing," in C. Lutz (ed.) Micronesia as Strategic Colony: The Impact of US Policy on Micronesian Health & Culture (Cambridge MA: Cultural Survival, 1984).
Allison, Graham. "Tick, tick, tick," Atlantic Monthly (10/04):58-60. Pakistan as nuclear time bomb.
Alperovitz, Gar. "Do nuclear weapons matter? An exchange," NY Review of Books (4/7/89):57-59.
__________. "Marshall, Truman & the decision to drop the bomb," International Security 16,3 (win 91):204-22.
__________. "To drop the atom bomb: after 50 years, moral reassessment of a fateful decision," Christianity & Crisis 52,1 (2/3/92):13-17.
__________ & Kai Bird. "The centrality of the bomb," Foreign Policy 94 (spr 94):3-21.
__________. "Hiroshima: historical cleansing," In These Times (2/20/95):18-21.
__________. "Hiroshima: historians reassess," Foreign Policy 99 (sum 95):15-35.
__________. "Buy the nukes: deterrence is dead, but we can kill the nuclear threat," Nation 1/22/96):11-14.
__________. "Down & out: a nuclear path," Nation (12/30/96):16-20.
Brian, Danielle & Lynn Eisenman, Peter D. H. Stockton. "Who's guarding the store?" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,1 (1-2/2002):48-55. Flaws in security of weapons facilities.
Dahlman, Ola & Jenifer Mackby, Svein Mykkeltveit, Hein Haak. "Cheaters beware," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,1 (1-2/2002):29-35. Verifying compliance with the nuclear test ban.
DeWitt, Hugh E. "Labs drive the arms race," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 101-106. Nuclear scientists' ambition catalyzing nuclear proliferation.
Donahue, Bill. “Fear and fallout in Los Alamos,” Mother Jones (5-6/03):68-73
Editors of Monthly Review. "Nuclear chicken," Monthly Review 34,4(9/82):1-11.
Fagen, Richard R. The New Generation of Nuclear Weapons (Washington: IPS, 1981).
Feld, Bernard T. "Forty years of muddling through," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 65-72. Storage of weapons grade plutonium.
Feiveson, Harold A. & Richard H. Ullman, Frank von Hippel. "Reducing U.S. & Soviet nuclear arsenals," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 311-324.
Friedman, John & Eric Nadler. "Nuclear black market," Nation (10/18/99):7 & 24.
Goodman, Ellen. "We didnt sign up for nuclear war," San Jose Mercury (3/14/02):11B
Hartung, William D. & Michelle Ciarrocca. "Star Wars II: here we go again," Nation (6/19/00):11-20.
Hersh, Seymour. "The deal," New Yorker (3/8/04):32-37. Why is Washington going easy on Pakistan's nuclear black marketers.
Isaacs, John. "Bomb deal a dud, part 2," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,1 (1-2/2002):26-27. Bush-Putin agreement on decommissioning of nuclear warheads applied only to obsolete weapons.
Khatchadourian, Raffi. "Relearning to love the bomb. A move is on to blur the line between conventional and nuclear weapons," Nation (4/1/02):24-27.
Kristensen, Hans M. "Bomb deal a dud, part 1," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,1 (1-2/2002):25-26. Bush-Putin agreement on decommissioning of nuclear warheads applied only to obsolete weapons.
Kristensen, Hans M. "Preemptive posturing," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,5 (9-10/2002):54-59. North Korea’s nuclear program & the US.
Lifton, Robert Jay. "Toward a nuclear-age ethos," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 353-360.
Lortie, Bret. "The big 'what-if'," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,1 (1-2/2002):16-18.
Malcolmson, Robert. art. on "origins & consequences of decision of US military strategists to rely upon a massive nuclear arsenal after WWII" in J. Rule & R. Malcolmson (eds.) Protest & Survival: Essays for E.P. Thompson (NY: New Press, 1993).
Messer, Robert L. "New evidence on Truman's decision," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 43-54.
Milner, Glen. "Subs v. the environment," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,4 (7-8/2002):11-13.
Mohan, Uday & Sanho Tree. "Hiroshima, the American media, & the construction of conventional wisdom," Journal of American-East Asian Relations 4,2 (sum 95):141-61.
National Research Council. "Nuclear Winter Report Excerpts," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 219-223.
Norris, Robert S. & Thomas B. Cochran, William M. Arkin. "History of Nuclear Stockpile," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 235-243.
Postol, Theodore A. "Strategic confusion, with or without nuclear winter," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 211-218.
Rotblat, Joseph. "Leaving the bomb project," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 15-22. Manhattan Project scientist turns dissident.
Schell, Jonathan. "Nuclear madness," Nation (5/29/00):5-7.
Sherwin, Martin J. "How well we meant," in Len Ackland & Steven McGuire (eds.) Assessing the Nuclear Age: Selections from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Chicago IL: Education Foundation for Nuclear Science), pp. 3-14. Intentions vs. outcomes at the Manhattan Project.
St. Clair, Jeffrey. "The case of the missing H-bomb," In These
Times (8/20/01):14-16. Dropped near mouth of Savannah River after in-flight
collision in February, 1958.
__________. "Test anxiety. Talks of resuming nuclear testing may obscure the Pentagons more ominous plans," In These Times (10/1/01):18-20.
Sweet, William. "The Bohr letters: no more uncertainty," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,3 (5-6/2002):21-27. Nazis & the origins of nuclear weaponry.
Thompson, Edward P. "Notes on exterminism, the last stage of civilization," New Left Review 121 (5-6/80):3-31.
Tirman, John. "How we ended the Cold War," Nation (11/1/99). Attributes a large role to peace activists' persistend demand for an end to nuclear madness.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Adams, Ruth & Susan Cullen. The Final Epidemic: Physicians & Scientists on Nuclear War (Chicago, 1981).
Aldridge, Robert C. The Counterforce Syndrome: A Guide to US Nuclear Weapons & Strategic Doctrine (Washington: IPS, 1981).
Alperovitz, Gar. Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima & Potsdam (rev ed.; NY: Penguin, 1985).
__________ with Sanho Tree. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb & the Architecture of an American Myth (NY: Knopf, 1995).
Aubrey, Crispin (ed.) Nukespeak: The Media & the Bomb (London, 1982).
Barnaby, Frank. How to Build a Nuclear Bomb, & Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (London: Granta, 2003).
Beres, Louis R. Apocalypse: Nuclear Catastrophe in World Politics (Chicago, 1980).
Bird, Kai & Lawrence Lifschulz (eds.) Hiroshima's Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History & the Smithsonian Controversy (Stony Creek CT, 1998).
__________ & Martin J. Sherwin. American Prometheus: The Triumph & Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (NY: Knopf, 2005).
Boulton, David. Voices from the Crowd Against the H-Bomb (Philadelphia, 1964).
Butler, Richard. Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense (Boulder: Westview, 2001).
Caldicott, Helen. Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do (Brookline MA, 1978; rev. ed. NY, 1994).
__________. Missile Envy: The Arms Race & Nuclear War (NY, 1986).
__________. A Desperate Passion: An Autobiography (NY, 1996).
Chisholm, Anne. Faces of Hiroshima: A Report (London: Jonathan Cape, 1985).
Cioc, Mark. Pax Atomica: The Nuclear Defense Debate in West Germany during the Adenauer Era (NY: Columbia, 1988).
Clarfield, Gereard H. Nuclear America: Military & Civilian Nuclear
Power in the US, 1940-1980 (NY, 1984).
Cole, Paul M. & William J. Taylor Jr. (eds.) The Nuclear Freeze Debate: Area Control Issues for the 1980s (Boulder, 1983).
Cousins, Norman. In Place of Folly (NY, 1961).
Daggett, Stephen. The New Generation of Nuclear Weapons (Washington: IPS, 1981).
De Groot, Gerard J. The Bomb: A Life (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2005).
Dower, John W. & John Junkerman (eds.) The Hiroshima Murals: The Art of Iri Maruki & Goshi Maruki (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1985).
Ehrlich, Ann H. & John W. Birks (eds.) Hidden Dangers: Environmental Consequences of Preparing for War (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1990). Vital information on the production & transport of nuclear weapons in the US, & the waste the industry generates.
Ehrlich, Paul et al. The Cold & the Dark: The World After Nuclear War (NY: Norton, 1984).
Epstein, William & Lucy Webster (eds.) We Can Avert a Nuclear War (Cambridge MA, 1983).
Fischer, Dietrich. Preventing War in the Nuclear Age (Totowa NJ, 1984).
Fishbine, Glenn. Children of Usher: Growing Up in Los Alamos (Columbus OH: GOM, 2004). Children's games & attitudes among those who grew up thinking the unthinkable about global annihilation.
Ford, Daniel F. Beyond the Freeze: The Road to Nuclear Sanity (Boston, 1982).
Fuller, John G. The Day We Bombed Utah: Americas Most Lethal Secret (NY, 1984).
Gallagher, Carole. American Ground Zero [pollution at Nevada nuclear test site].
Galtung, Johan. There Are Alternatives! Four Roads to Peace & Security (Chester Springs PA, 1984).
Ghamari-Tabrizi, Sharon. The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2005).
Graham, Bradley. Hit to Kill: The New Battle over Shielding America from Missile Attack (Washington, 2001). Detailed history of "missile defense" idea, on which US has spent $100 billion since War II. Striving for "neutrality," avoids reference to defense contractors contributions, lobbying or pork barrel.
Greenberg, Daniel S. Science, Money, & Politics: Political Triumph & Ethical Erosion (Chicago: U. Chicago, 2003).
Grossman, Karl. The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program's Nuclear Threat to Our Planet (Monroe ME, 1997).
__________. Weapons in Space (NY, 2001).
Gusterson, Hugh. Nuclear Rites: A Weapons Laboratory at the End of the Cold War (Berkeley, 1996). University of California's Lawrence Livermore Labs in California.
Hachiya, Michihiko. Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, 8/6-9/30, 1945 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1995).
Hamilton, Michael P. To Avoid Catastrophe: A Study in Future Nuclear Weapons
Policy (Grand Rapids MI, 1977).
Holloway, David. Stalin & the Bomb: The Soviet Union & Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 (New Haven, 1994).
Jack, Homer A. Disarm Or Die: The Second UN Special Session on
Disarmament (NY, 1983).
Jervis, Robert. The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy (Ithaca: Cornell U, 1984).
Jungk, Robert. Children of the Ashes: The People of Hiroshima  (NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1961).
Kaplan, Fred. Dubious Specter: A Skeptical Look at the Soviet Nuclear Threat (Washington: IPS, 1981).
Kennan, George F. The Nuclear Delusion: Soviet-American Relations in the Atomic Age (NY: Pantheon, 1984).
Kofsky, Frank. Harry S. Truman & the War Scare of 1948: A Successful Campaign to Deceive the Nation (NY: St. Martin's, 1993).
Lens, Sidney. The Day before Doomsday: An Anatomy of the Nuclear Arms Race (NY: Doubleday, 1977).
__________. The Bomb (NY: Lodestar, 1982).
Lieberman, Joseph I. The Scorpion & the Tarantula: The Struggle to Control Atomic Weapons, 1945-1949 (Boston, 1970).
Linenthal, Edward T. & Tom Engelhardt (eds.) History Wars: The Enola Gay & Other Battles for the American Past (NY: Metropolitan/Henry Holt, 1996).
Loeb, Paul Rogat. Nuclear Culture: Living & Working in the World's Largest Atomic Complex  (Philadelphia: New Society, 1986). Weapons & energy research at Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
Maddox, R.J. Weapons for Victory: The Hiroshima Decision Fifty Years Later (Columbia: U. Missouri, 1995).
Murphy, Dervla. Nuclear Stakes, Race to the Finish (New Haven CT: Ticknor & Fields, 1982).
Muste, A.J. Gandhi & the H-Bomb: How Nonviolence Can Take the Place of War (NY: Fellowship, 1950).
Newman, Robert P. Truman & the Hiroshima Cult (East Lansing: Michigan State, 1995).
Pauling, Linus. No More War! (NY, 1983).
Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1988).
__________. Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995).
Rose, Paul Lawrence. Heisenberg & the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project, 1939-1945: A Study in German Culture (Berkeley: U. California, 1998).
Shapiro, Jerome F. Atomic Bomb Cinema (NY: Routledge, 2001).
Speiser, Stuart M. How to End the Nuclear Nightmare (NY, 1984).
Takaki, Ronald T. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb (Boston: Little, Brown, 1995).
Taylor, R.K.S. The Protest Makers: The British Nuclear Disarmament Movement of 1958-1965, Twenty Years On (NY, 1980).
Thompson, E.P. (ed.) Protest & Survive (NY, 1981).
__________. Zero Option (London, 1982).
Totten, Sam & Martha Totten (eds.) Facing the Danger: Interviews with 20 Anti-Nuclear Activists (Trumansburg NY, 1984).
Uhl, Michael & Tod Ensign. GI Guinea Pigs: How the Pentagon Exposed Our Troops to Dangers More Deadly than War: Agent Orange & Atomic Radiation (NY: Playboy, 1980).
Walker, J. Samuel & Mazuzan, George T. Controlling the Atom: The Beginnings of Nuclear Regulation, 1946-1962 (Berkeley: U. California, 1985).
__________. Containing the Atom: Nuclear Regulation in a Changing Environment (Berkeley: U. California, 1992).
__________. Prompt & Utter Destruction. Truman & the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan (Chapel Hill, 1997).
Waskow, Arthur. America in Hiding (NY: Ballantine, 1962). On the proliferation of nuclear bomb shelters.
Wasserman, Harvey & Norman Solomon, with Robert Alvarez & Eleanor Walters. Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America's Experience with Atomic Radiation (NY, 1982).
Webster, Donovan. Aftermath: The Remnants of War (NY: Pantheon, 1996).
Weinberg, Steven. Glory & Terror: The Growing Nuclear Danger (NY: NY Review, 2006).
Weston, Burns H. (ed.) Toward Nuclear Disarmament & Global Security: A Search for Alternatives (Boulder, 1984).
Williams, Terry Tempest. Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place (NY: Random House, 1991).
In the Library: Fiction
Bock, Dennis. The Ash Garden: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 2001).
Buck, Pearl. Command the Morning: A Novel (NY: John Day, 1959).
Butler, Robert Olen. Countrymen of Bones (NY: Horizon, 1983).
Cohen, Robert. The Organ Builder (NY: Harper & Row, 1988).
Kanon, Joseph. Los Alamos: A Novel (NY: Broadway, 1997).
McMahon, Thomas A. Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry: A Novel (Boston: Little, Brown, 1970).
Millar, Peter. Stealing Thunder (London: Bloomsbury, 1999).
Silman, Roberta. Beginning the World Again (NY: Viking, 1990).
Smith, Martin Cruz. Stallion Gate (NY: Random House, 1984).
Thackara, James. America's Children  (Woodstock NY: Overlook, 2001).
Wiggins, Marianne. Evidence of Things Unseen: A Novel (NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003).
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Atomic Stampede" , dir. Ken Verdoia, 60m. Uranium rush of 40s-60s on Colorado Plateau, & its devastating consequences for miners' health.
"Hellfire: a Journey from Hiroshima" , dir. John Junkerman, 58m. From First Run Icarus.
"The Last Empire" , dir. Margaret Lazarus & Renner Wunderlich, 30m. From Cambridge Documentary Films.
"Notes on Nuclear War" , by National Film Board of Canada, 60m. From Films Inc. Evolution from Hiroshima to present.
"Nukes in Space: The Nuclearization & Weaponization of the Heavens: an Eco-Expose with Karl Grossman " (1995), dir. Steve Jambec, 52m. From EnviroVideo.
"Paul Jacobs & the Nuclear Gang" , dir. Jack Willis, Saul Landau & Penny Bernstein, 60m. From Cinema Guild.
"Silkwood" , dir. Mike Nichols, ?m. In video stores. Oklahoma nuclear plant worker grows militant in response to endangerment of workers' health by radiation, & dies in mysterious circumstances.