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The Resource Thermonuclear monarchy : choosing between democracy and doom, Elaine Scarry

Thermonuclear monarchy : choosing between democracy and doom, Elaine Scarry

Label
Thermonuclear monarchy : choosing between democracy and doom
Title
Thermonuclear monarchy
Title remainder
choosing between democracy and doom
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Scarry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this incisive, masterfully argued new book, award-winning social theorist Elaine Scarry demonstrates that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon--a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War--deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy. According to the Constitution, the decision to go to war requires rigorous testing by both Congress and the citizenry; when a leader can single-handedly decide to deploy a nuclear weapon, we live in a state of "thermonuclear monarchy, " not democracy. The danger of nuclear weapons comes from potential accidents or acquisition by terrorists, hackers, or rogue countries. But the gravest danger comes from the mistaken idea that there exists some case compatible with legitimate governance
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scarry, Elaine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Civil society
  • Democracy
  • Constitutional law
Label
Thermonuclear monarchy : choosing between democracy and doom, Elaine Scarry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17279963
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9780393080087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783163686
Label
Thermonuclear monarchy : choosing between democracy and doom, Elaine Scarry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17279963
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9780393080087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)783163686

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