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The Nuclear Age and the Cold War

Colin S. Gray

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In examining the Soviet‐American Cold War of 1945–91, Colin Gray posits seven categories of context: political, sociocultural, economic, technological, geographical‐geopolitical, historical, and ... More


 “Bomb”arding Evangelicals

Angela M. Lahr

in Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314489
eISBN:
9780199872077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314489.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The dawning of the nuclear age brought premillennial speculation about the imminent end of the world that altered the evangelical assessment of the relationship between religion and science. ... More


The First Nuclear Age

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The Cold War, nuclear overkill, and mutual assured destruction defined the first nuclear age. Nuclear negotiations naturally became a field of superpower rivalry. The existential facts of nuclear ... More


Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

Vipin Narang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159829
eISBN:
9781400850402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have ... More


The Second Nuclear Age

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The year 1991 saw the beginning of the second nuclear age. This was when the Soviet Union dissolved and when victorious U.S. troops in Iraq discovered an advanced nuclear weapon program which ... More


Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Dee Garrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the dawn of the nuclear age, the US government was faced with an impossible task: to convince the American public that it could survive a nuclear attack. And so civil defense was born. Numerous ... More


From War to Post-War: Security Lost and Found

Holger Nehring

in Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the ways in which activists in both countries became aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons in the immediate post-war period and how they developed the first campaigns. It ... More


Remembering Invisibility: Documentary Photography of the Nuclear Age (1998)1

Kristine Stiles

in Concerning Consequences: Studies in Art, Destruction, and Trauma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226774510
eISBN:
9780226304403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304403.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter argues that photography can play a crucial role in the survival of the planet by enabling the visual knowledge necessary for remembrance, the prerequisite for agency. Photography was ... More


Getting to Stalemate: How Much Is Enough?

Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

in The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749292
eISBN:
9781501749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749292.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes how much nuclear retaliatory capability must countries build to reliably deter nuclear attack and how easy is it to establish nuclear stalemate. It discusses competing views and ... More


Introduction: The Nuclear Puzzle

Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

in The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749292
eISBN:
9781501749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749292.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explains the central anomaly of the nuclear age. It talks about the continuation of great power competition under the shadow of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are the most effective ... More


Conclusion: Solving the Nuclear Puzzle

Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

in The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749292
eISBN:
9781501749315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749292.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter summarizes key findings in the proponents of the “theory of the nuclear revolution,” which contend that nuclear weapons are transformative because they greatly reduce the need for ... More


U.S. Deterrence Planning and Iran

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter offers some concluding observations and recommendations for U.S. policy on how to deter a nuclear Iran according to three heuristic models: a Defensive Iran, an Aggressive Iran, and an ... More


Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Holger Nehring

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

This book focuses on a number of peace movements in Britain and West Germany from the end of Second World War in 1945 to the early 1970s in order to answer this question. Britons and West Germans had ... More


Introduction

Holger Nehring

in Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

The Introduction develops the rationale for this book. It highlights the use of sociological conceptions of activism and protest to make sense of how activists campaigned. It stresses the role of ... More


The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age

Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749292
eISBN:
9781501749315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749292.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Leading analysts have predicted for decades that nuclear weapons would help pacify international politics. The core notion is that countries protected by these fearsome weapons can stop competing so ... More


Nuclear Issues: Civilization in the Balance

Charles Weiss

in The Survival Nexus: Science, Technology, and World Affairs

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190946265
eISBN:
9780197571941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190946265.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The world is closer to catastrophic, accidental nuclear war than it has been in decades. The successful regimes for arms control and nonproliferation, constructed by diplomats and scientists during ... More


Are You a Crusader?: Raising Cold Warriors

Mischa Honeck

in Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501716188
eISBN:
9781501716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716188.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Moving into the postwar period, this chapter demonstrates how the figure of the endangered and civically engaged boy was mapped onto U.S. constructions of a Cold War citizenry prepared to protect the ... More


Introduction

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter provides some background into the events leading up to President Harry S. Truman's intent to develop a hydrogen bomb, otherwise known as the “Super.” The short interval ... More


MacNeice’s Byzantium

Tom Walker

in Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198745150
eISBN:
9780191806087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745150.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter returns to MacNeice’s reception of the work of Yeats, extending previous accounts of the presence of Yeats’s poetry in MacNeice’s later collections. It shows how MacNeice’s late poetry ... More


Epilogue

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the fate of the science fiction magazines during the 1950s nuclear age, by which time most science fiction magazines in pulp science fiction formats had disappeared. It notes ... More


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