Ending War

The Force of Reason

  • Maxwell Bruce
  • Tom Milne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Force of Reason

    1. Oscar Arias
      Pages 1-5
  3. Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Joseph Rotblat
      Pages 9-15
    3. Mikhail Gorbachev
      Pages 17-23
    4. Herbert F. York
      Pages 25-32
    5. Francesco Calogero
      Pages 57-64
    6. Jasjit Singh
      Pages 71-81
  4. Ending War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Robert S. McNamara
      Pages 85-104
    3. Anatol Rapoport
      Pages 105-118
    4. Sissela Bok
      Pages 125-131
    5. John C. Polanyi
      Pages 133-142
    6. Sandra J. Ionno
      Pages 143-149
    7. Michael Atiyah
      Pages 151-164
    8. Joseph Rotblat
      Pages 165-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-179

About this book


World-renowned political thinkers and scientists write on nuclear weapons and war in the twenty-first century. The contributors include Mikhail Gorbachev, who first declared 'A nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought', Robert McNamara, US Defense Secretary at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War; and Nobel Peace Laureate Joseph Rotblat, the only scientist to resign from the Manhattan Project, where the world's first nuclear weapons were produced.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maxwell Bruce
    • 1
  • Tom Milne
    • 2
  1. 1.Foundation for International StudiesVallettaMalta
  2. 2.London Office of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World AffairsUK

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