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Edward Kaplan

in To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter reviews existing schools of scholarship that describe airpower's evolving role in conflict and informs the book's discussion of the origins of air-atomic theory. It argues ... More


The Senator as Diplomat, 1945–1946

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Vandenberg emerged from the many UN conferences with greater conviction than before about the necessity of the UN’s role in ensuring global peace. Although he deplored the need to accommodate the ... More


The Shastri-Gandhi Years, 1964–74: The Internal Dynamics

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the pattern of Indian leadership behaviour on the issues of Indian nuclear testing and the question of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It provides an assessment of the ... More


Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Scott Kaufman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Inspired by President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” speech, scientists at the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of California’s Radiation Laboratory began in 1957 a program they ... More


On the Fallacies of Cold War Nostalgia: Capitalism, Colonialism, and South African Nuclear Geographies

Gabrielle Hecht

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter deals with the superpower arms race and how it affected the technopolitics of the United States and the Soviet Union. Countries began to aim at becoming nuclear powers and gaining the ... More


Emissions, Economics, and Equity: Problems with Nuclear Solutions to Climate Change

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on addressing the problems faced by current climate policy and attempts to show how equitable it would be to increase commercial nuclear energy in an effort to help address ... More


Small Towns, Big Projects

Donald N. Zillman, Simon Beirne, and Elizabeth Elsbach

in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767954
eISBN:
9780191821783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines two “Small Towns, Big Projects” experiences, which refer to large energy projects located in small communities, as well as the problems arising from such mismatches. The first ... More


Creating a Style, 1946–1955

Brain Taves

in Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813161129
eISBN:
9780813165523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161129.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With his emphasis on a factual background in his stories, Verne offered the first analysis, in fictional form, of the challenges of the scientific age, but his stories also were set in his own time, ... More


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