A World Without Nuclear Weapons
President Barack Obama brought to the White House his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and re-energized the peace movement around the globe. But the nuclear powers cling to their instruments of mass murder, even though the public opinion favours a global ban.
Two decades after the end of the Cold War, more than 20,000 nuclear weapons are still in existence, and a catastrophe could happen any time. Nobody loves the bomb any more except, it seems, powerfully-placed defenders who won't let go and terrorists who would like to build one. But the desire to rid the world of nuclear weapons is gathering momentum.
Senator Douglas Roche, a former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and a leading author on the subject, tells the dramatic story of the struggle now going on to end the threat of nuclear warfare and to build human security without nuclear weapons.
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