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21“No Peace without Justice”

Reagan’s negotiations with the Soviets relating to arms control is a charade to quiet the fear of nuclear death.—JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITHThe Bomb functions as a machine and as an idea. Nuclear disarmament means more than taking apart the machine. It also means dismantling the thinking that has made the Bomb attractive.—ROBERT DEL TREDICI

IN A HUNDRED YEARS OR SO ‚ when people look back on the history of the twentieth century, 1985 will stand out as a banner year. Until then the arms race was escalating without an end in sight. Despite mounting public opposition, nuclear weapons, as though having a life of their own, were increasingly untethered from human control. That year, Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader ...

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