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The Hindu - Book review: The non-use of nuclear weapons

Published: 28 Jun 2011

Nuclear weapons hang over humanity like the sword of Damocles. Catastrophic destruction is held back by the slender thread of the nuclear weapon states' non-decision to ‘use' this apocalyptic capability again — since the devastation of August 1945.

Nuclear weapons hang over humanity like the sword of Damocles. Catastrophic destruction is held back by the slender thread of the nuclear weapon states' non-decision to ‘use' this apocalyptic capability again — since the devastation of August 1945…

T.V. Paul, a distinguished academic (of Indian origin) at the McGill University, Canada, has made a valuable contribution to exploring the historical experience of the non-use of nuclear weapons and the challenges now faced globally. His book on the subject was published first in 2009 by Stanford University and the current volume is its South Asian edition.

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