By Jonathan Schell
From the bestselling writer of The destiny of the Earth, a provocative examine the pressing hazard posed by means of America's new nuclear policiesWhen the chilly conflict ended, many americans believed the nuclear challenge had ended with it. in its place, the bomb has moved to the useless heart of overseas coverage or even household scandal. From lacking WMDs to the day out of CIA agent Valerie Plame, nuclear concerns are again at the entrance web page. during this provocative publication, Jonathan Schell argues revolution in nuclear affairs has happened less than the watch of the Bush management, together with a ancient embody of a first-strike coverage to wrestle proliferation. The management has additionally inspired a nuclear renaissance at domestic, with the improvement of latest generations of such weaponry. faraway from curtailing nuclear buildup, Schell contends, our radical coverage has provoked proliferation in Iran, North Korea, and in other places; exacerbated worldwide trafficking in nuclear guns; and brought the realm into an period of unchecked nuclear terror. Incisive and passionately argued, The 7th Decade bargains crucial perception into what may perhaps end up the main risky decade of the nuclear age.