Scarry, ElainePublisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Year Published: 2014
Pages: 592pp ISBN: 9780393080087
Library of Congress Number: JX1974.7.S2177 2014 Dewey: 327.1/7470973 23
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX18439
Nuclear weapons as fundamentally anti-democratic power.
In this incisive, masterfully argued new book, award-winning social theorist Elaine Scarry demonstrates that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon -- a possibility that remains very real even in the wake of the Cold War—deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with the deliberative principles of democracy.