This one takes me back several years having written a reporton Physicist Leo Szilard for a history class He is just one of four people featured who spen. Two world wars concentration
camps the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and continued preparations for nuclear war illustrate the modern the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and continued preparations for nuclear war illustrate the modern propensity for mass destruction Yet there have been important signs of resistance to this trend These have included not only the emergence of mass based peace and disarmament movements but activist intellectuals grappling with the growing problem posed by mass violence among nation states Bess examines the ives
And Ideas Of Four ideas of four these intellectuals Leo Szilard of Hungary and ater the United States E P Thompson Of England Danilo Thompson of England Danilo of Italy and Louise Weiss of France Realism Utopia and the Mushroom Clo. Eoples ives and how they each were passionate about redirecting world and finding a new paradigm away from centuries of Imperialism and finding a new paradigm away from centuries Imperialism and wa. Re we can turn to these Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World lives for some guidance This book is informative provocative and encourages one to consider carefully how she chooses toive Erin McKenna Utopian StudiesThese four ives researched and skillfully presented by historian Michael Bess make fascinating stories in
They also as useful vehicles for examining major cross currents of Cold War resistance From Weiss the cynical pragmatist to Szilard the high evel fixer to hompson the social reformer to Dolce the spiritual street organizer Michael Bess has woven an illuminating tapestry of human efforts to cope with ife under the mushroom cloud Samuel H Day Jr The Progressive. .themselves they also
READ Realism Utopia and the Mushroom Cloud Four Activist Intellectuals and their Strategies for Peace 1945 1989 Louise Weiss France Leo Szilard USA Danilo Dolci Italy France Leo Szilard.
T their ives working for peace in the nuclear age It contains history of the Manhattan Project during WWII the Cold War Italy France and each of these Ud is a powerful important scholarly work casting
new ight upon some of the great issues of modern times Readers will earn much from it Lawrence Slight upon some of the great issues of modern times Readers will earn much from it Lawrence S Peace and ChangeBess seeks to understand the way in which the creation of the atomic bomb has changed the social and political situation of humankind Are we to be held hostage by military forces or can we transform our situation He describes the ives of four very different activists each with different views on what causes conflict and how best to address conflict Overall this book offers an interesting PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AFTER THE ATOMIC on ife after the atomic In asking ourselves what the possibilities of our future