How to Ban the Bomb - A Roundtable


An exchange on Nuclear Abolition: The Road from Armageddom to Transformation.

David Barash

David Barash

We need to more clearly and sharply debunk the common fallacy that nuclear weapons are needed for deterrence and security.

Andreas Bummel

Andreas Bummel

The urgent need before us is to transform the United Nations into a democratic, legitimate, and effective system for global security.

Richard Falk

Richard Falk

The world today, with its anodyne arms control paradigm and resurgent nationalism, makes nuclear disarmament an uphill battle, but there’s still hope.

Anna Harris

Anna Harris

Nuclear weapons are a symptom of the wider disease of aggressiveness. The antidote is to become better attuned to our feelings and each other.

Judith Lipton

Judith Lipton

Understanding that nuclear weapons pose an existential risk to all species should compel us to act.

Ian Lowe

Ian Lowe

Nuclear weapons and nuclear power have always been intertwined, and only radical change will mitigate the joint risks they pose.

Hiroo Saionji

Hiroo Saionji

Awakened moral consciousness and organized citizen pressure can bring the systemic change nuclear abolition requires, as movements of the past teach us.

Lawrence Wittner

Lawrence Wittner

In addition to a reinvigorated popular movement for disarmament, we need a fundamentally redesigned national security framework.

David Krieger

Author's Response: How to Ban the Bomb

David Krieger addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable discussion.



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