Describing the process of thinking about nuclear war is by definition a formidable task. It is universally recognized that perception is as important, if sometimes not even more important, than ‘hard focus’. It is even more so when one examines attitudes toward possible use of nuclear weapons. The so-called nuclear theology has been almost completely put together on logical, but unproven and practically untested presumptions. If you add to the problem the difficulties of appreciating the mentality of not only your, but also ‘the other’ side, the assignment becomes almost ‘mission impossible’. In this sense, access to authentic sources of ‘the other’ side is a prerequisite for tackling the job.
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