Apocalypse Never

Source: Quillette
by Mike Cote

“In a recent review of Annie Jacobsen’s Nuclear War: A Scenario here in Quillette, Lawrence Krauss argues that ‘Far from enhancing American national security, or the security of the world, nuclear weapons will lead us to the edge of destruction.’ Far be it for me to disagree with Professor Krauss on the physics, but he and Jacobsen are completely wrong about the history and geopolitics of the nuclear age. Nuclear weapons have not only made the world a safer, less conflict-ridden place, they have created a relatively stable form of deterrence that does not rely on the vagaries of diplomacy.” (06/10/24)