Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy by Shane J. Maddock

By Shane J. Maddock

After global conflict II, an atomic hierarchy emerged within the noncommunist international. Washington was once on the best, over the years by way of its NATO allies after which Israel, with the postcolonial international thoroughly close out. An Indian diplomat known as the method "nuclear apartheid."

Drawing on lately declassified resources from U.S. and foreign files, Shane Maddock deals the 1st full-length learn of nuclear apartheid, casting a focus on an ideological outlook that nurtured atomic inequality and proven the United States--in its personal mind--as the main valid nuclear energy. starting with the invention of fission in 1939 and finishing with George W. Bush's nuclear coverage and his preoccupation with the "axis of evil," Maddock uncovers the deeply ideological underpinnings of U.S. nuclear policy--an ideology in line with American exceptionalism, irrational religion within the energy of know-how, and racial and gender stereotypes. The accidental results of the nuclear exclusion of countries equivalent to North Korea, Pakistan, and Iran is, more and more, uprising.

Here is an illuminating examine how an American nuclear coverage in accordance with faulty ideological ideals has accidentally prepared the ground for a global "wild west" of nuclear improvement, dramatically undercutting the target of nuclear containment and diminishing U.S. impact within the world.

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