The Myth of Moderate Nuclear War
Opinion

The Myth of Moderate Nuclear War

There are many influential supporters of nuclear war, and some of these contend that the use of ‘low-yield’ and/or short-range weapons is practicable without the possibility of escalation to all-out Armageddon. In a way their argument is comparable to that of the band of starry-eyed optimists who thought, apparently seriously, that there could be such…

Global Warming and the Ozone Layer: What’s More Dangerous, CO2 or Nuclear War?
Opinion

Global Warming and the Ozone Layer: What’s More Dangerous, CO2 or Nuclear War?

#FridaysForFuture: 4500 climate strikes in over 100 countries. Several million protesters demand that governments around the World “take action” on the devastating environmental impacts of climate change. Many of the climate activists point to the destructive impacts of global capitalism on their lives.  “Capitalism = death (or extinction)”. “Cancel Capitalism.” People’s lives are destroyed. Politicians are coopted by the…

When in Doubt, Nuke China
Opinion

When in Doubt, Nuke China

The current collapse of the unipolar world, with the inexorable emergence of a multipolar framework, has enabled a terrifying subplot to run amok – the normalization of the idea of nuclear war. The latest exhibit comes in the form of a US admiral assuring everyone he’s ready to follow President Trump’s orders to launch a nuclear…