Critique of Nuclear Extinction

@article{Martin1982CritiqueON,
  title={Critique of Nuclear Extinction},
  author={Brian Martin},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  year={1982},
  volume={19},
  pages={287 - 300}
}
  • B. Martin
  • Published 1 December 1982
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Peace Research
The idea that global nuclear war could kill most or all of the world's population is critically examined and found to have little or no scientific basis. A number of possible reasons for beliefs about nuclear extinction are presented, including exaggeration to justify inaction, fear of death, exaggeration to stimulate action, the idea that planning is defeatist, exaggeration to justify concern, white western orientation, the pattern of day-to-day life, and reformist political analysis. Some of… 

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