Global Governance Podcast

Daniel Deudney on Humankind’s Nuclear Predicament

Feb. 3, 2023

In an insightful interview Daniel Deudney, a distinguished author and teacher, likens the possession of nuclear weapons to owning a house in which we have placed boxes of dynamite with short fuses and given someone the authority, under some circumstances, to blow up the house. Except that, in the nuclear age, with much better knowledge about the lethal environmental consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, not only do we destroy our home, but we make the grounds on which it is built unlivable for us and for future generations. How do we get out of this madness, how do we walk away from this dangerous gamble?

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