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Thinking about Nuclear Power in Post-Saddam Iraq (Enlarged Edition) By Strategic Studies Institute et al.
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Iraqis are debating the desirability of atomic power for their country. One can expect increasing Iraqi calls for a revival of the country’s nuclear capability, at least in the civilian sector,... More > which reflects a general consensus within key sectors of Iraqi public opinion as well as a growing regional trend. The Iraqi government will continue to reestablish its legitimacy by its support of a nuclear program as a litmus test for modernity and success, and has asked France to rebuild its former reactor, although significant practical obstacles will hamper rapid development in the nuclear field. Despite a continuing widespread perception of the utility of nuclear weapons, at least in some sectors of Iraqi opinion, a near-term resumption of a military nuclear program is not likely, although volatile conditions in the region and within Iraq itself could change that option at some time in the future. U.S. and international policymakers will have to consider Iraqi views as they shape...< Less
Maximum Credible Accident By John Howlett
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When this book was first published in the 1980’s, it was dramatised by BBC Radio. After only one episode, the Thatcher government tried to have it taken off air. The then heads of the BBC... More > decided Maximum Credible Accident was ‘factually correct and an essential element in the public debate’ – and refused to censor it in any way. 'Imagine concentrating everything that scares you most about a conventional nuclear reactor, speeding it all up and immersing it in liquid that burns in air and explodes on contact with water. Then persuade yourself that nothing will ever go wrong with it: no terrorists, no Chernobyl, no Fukushima ... No Acts of God, no Murphy’s Laws can be permitted.' In Maximum Credible Accident the decision about Britain's nuclear future is entrusted to a senior civil servant - Gordon Aylen, Whitehall and Washington determined to sway Aylen's decision –while unknown to him, a prototype Fast Breeder is running wild in Tuscany, beyond human control and beyond reach of any known fail-safe system.< Less
Radiation Nation By Mark Barrow
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This is an anthology of nineteen essays on the culture and politics of the bomb in the United States from 1945 to 1990. Section 1 looks at America's entry into the nuclear age. Section 2 examines... More > the impact of the bomb on American culture. Section 3 explores the ongoing controversy over nuclear fallout. Section 4 covers debates about the bomb and attempts to limit this destructive technology. And section 5 looks at the development of nuclear power. Created by students in Hist 4004, Spring 2011, Virginia Tech.< Less
Radiation Nation By Mark Barrow
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This is an anthology of nineteen essays on the culture and politics of the bomb in the United States from 1945 to 1990. Section 1 looks at America's entry into the nuclear age. Section 2 examines... More > the impact of the bomb on American culture. Section 3 explores the ongoing controversy over nuclear fallout. Section 4 covers debates about the bomb and attempts to limit this destructive technology. And section 5 looks at the development of nuclear power. Created by students in Hist 4004, Spring 2011, Virginia Tech.< Less
Maximum Credible Accident By John Howlett
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When this book was first published in the 1980’s, it was dramatised by BBC Radio. After only one episode, the Thatcher government tried to have it taken off air. The then heads of the BBC... More > decided Maximum Credible Accident was ‘factually correct and an essential element in the public debate’ – and refused to censor it in any way. 'Imagine concentrating everything that scares you most about a conventional nuclear reactor, speeding it all up and immersing it in liquid that burns in air and explodes on contact with water. Then persuade yourself that nothing will ever go wrong with it: no terrorists, no Chernobyl, no Fukushima ... No Acts of God, no Murphy’s Laws can be permitted.' In Maximum Credible Accident the decision about Britain's nuclear future is entrusted to a senior civil servant - Gordon Aylen, Whitehall and Washington determined to sway Aylen's decision –while unknown to him, a prototype Fast Breeder is running wild in Tuscany, beyond human control and beyond reach of any known fail-safe system.< Less
The Controversy Manual By Brian Martin
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Climate change, psychiatric drugs, genetically modified organisms, nuclear power, fluoridation, stem cell research — these are just a few of the hundreds of issues involving science and... More > technology that are vigorously debated. If you care about an issue, how can you be more effective in arguing for your viewpoint and campaigning in support of it? The Controversy Manual offers practical advice for campaigners as well as plenty of information for people who want to better understand what’s happening and to be able to discuss the issues with friends. The Controversy Manual provides information for understanding controversies, arguing against opponents, getting your message out, and defending against attack. Whether experts are on your side or mostly on the side of opponents, you’ll find advice for being more effective. While not taking sides on individual controversies, the emphasis is on fostering fair and open debate and opposing those who use power and manipulation to get their way.< Less

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