Sleepwalking to Armageddon

Both essential and terrifying, this book is sure to become the new bible of the antinuclear movement—to wake us from our complacency and urge us to action.

Author: Helen Caldicott

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620972476

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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A frightening but necessary assessment of the threat posed by nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century, edited by the world's leading antinuclear activist With the world's attention focused on climate change and terrorism, we are in danger of taking our eyes off the nuclear threat. But rising tensions between Russia and NATO, proxy wars erupting in Syria and Ukraine, a nuclear-armed Pakistan, and stockpiles of aging weapons unsecured around the globe make a nuclear attack or a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility arguably the biggest threat facing humanity. In Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the world's leading nuclear scientists and thought leaders to assess the political and scientific dimensions of the threat of nuclear war today. Chapters address the size and distribution of the current global nuclear arsenal, the history and politics of nuclear weapons, the culture of modern-day weapons labs, the militarization of space, and the dangers of combining artificial intelligence with nuclear weaponry, as well as a status report on enriched uranium and a shocking analysis of spending on nuclear weapons over the years. The book ends with a devastating description of what a nuclear attack on Manhattan would look like, followed by an overview of contemporary antinuclear activism. Both essential and terrifying, this book is sure to become the new bible of the antinuclear movement—to wake us from our complacency and urge us to action.

The Road to Armageddon

... settlers in Outremer fail to notice that their enemies were growing stronger
because of their internecine and bitter feuding - a neat mirror image in fact .
During the latter decades of the twelfth century , Outremer was sleepwalking to
disaster .

Author: W. B. Bartlett

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

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Category: History

Page: 272

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The Third Crusade of Richard the Lionheart is well known but the build-up to it less so. Yet the years that led up to the Battle of Hattin in 1187 resonant with intrigue, plot and counter-plot, and the abuse of power. The infighting among the Christian forces, coupled with the rise of a Muslim leader of genius, Salah ed-Din Yusuf, Saladin, led almost inevitably to the fateful field of Hattin.

The Armageddon Letters

So it is that while Fidel Castro and his Cuban constituents are preparing for
nuclear Armageddon, Kennedy and Khrushchev are, with regard to Cuba,
beginning an eighteen-month sleepwalk toward a catastrophe. Their
sleepwalking is ...

Author: James G. Blight

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442216816

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis recreates the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders of the three countries directly involved. They poignantly document the rapidly shifting physical and psychological realities each leader faced, allowing the reader to experience the crisis as never before.

Roll Over Che Guevara

As the clock ticks toward George Bush ' s 15 January deadline , both sides seem
to be sleepwalking toward Armageddon . The dreamlike quality of this journey
had actually begun the afternoon before in Jordan ' s international airport .

Author: Marc Cooper

Publisher: Verso Books

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Category: World politics

Page: 291

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At the age of twenty, after being expelled from his California university for anti-war activism, Marc Cooper moved to Santiago and worked as translator for Chilean President Salvador Allende. The heat of Allende's socialist revolution forged Cooper's political and reporting skills, indelibly imprinting them with a radical perspective. In 1973, at great personal risk, he began first-hand reporting on the fiery destruction of Allende's government and Chilean democracy as a result of the US-financed coup. Twenty years later, traveling as a radical journalist in a reactionary world, Cooper continues to chronicle, with biting humor and revealing detail, the events that make our headlines. In Roll Over, Che Guevara, he takes us on a breakneck tour of the New World Order, including Pinochet's Chile, Nicaragua in the last hours of the Sandinistas, Soweto under siege, Panama still smoking after the US invasion, Baghdad bracing for the apocalypse, and into the new Moscow mafia. In the title piece, we met up with Che Guevara's grandson and a new generation of Cuban youth still yearning for Che's ever-elusive promise of freedom. The book's second half, set exclusively in the USA, gives us a ground-level view of a society in dizzying decay. We fly in Bill Clinton's private campaign plane from New Hampshire to Georgia while the candidate shifts his image - even his accent - in the quest for votes. We are guided through America's cultural battleground, from Dan Quayle and his confrontation with Hollywood to the Ambassadors from Armageddon who dominated the 1992 Republican convention. And when Cooper's home town, Los Angeles, burns with a thousand fires of rage, he takes us to the very edge of history, describing America's war against itself. This incredible journey culminates in a swirling, careening and highly personal trip to the city that stands as an icon for the marketplace ethos of our times: Las Vegas.

Peace Magazine

But even if the press opposes something , that may not inoriginally going to be
called " Sleepwalking to Armageddon " fluence the government . but somebody
scotched that title . It started out with George WEISS : Everybody in Europe is ...

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Canadian Periodical Index

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Holy War

What difficulty it is that people who are sleepwalking are trying to avoid ? ... And
then you get premonitions of it among fundamentalists talking about the rapture ,
Armageddon , the apocalypse ; and you get premonitions among the old ladies ...

Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: A Deepak Pub

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Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Basic Handbook of Child Psychiatry Disturbances in development

Nonhysterical sleepwalking takes place in non - REM stages of sleep and is
overcome by “ outgrowing it . ... envisioned herself alternately reposing in the
arms of Jesus and preparing to be a warrior for Christ in readiness for
Armageddon .

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Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs

... at multilateral development banks. 1997. 1323-53 Frontline, Boston, MA,
$100,000. For production of documentary, Sleepwalking to Armageddon, which
will chronicle hidden stories of dangers of U.S.-Soviet nuclear standoff and failure
 ...

Author: Melissa Lunn

Publisher: Foundation Center

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Category: Fund raising

Page: 358

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The Encyclopedia of Record Producers

Author: Eric Olsen

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

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Category: Music

Page: 893

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Provides information on 500 of the most influential record producers in history including the artists and music they produced

Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth

The same , sadly , could not be said of the environment , where Britain and the
rest of the developed world are sleepwalking towards climate change
Armageddon . Think 1962 and the Cuban missile crisis ; it ' s of that order of
magnitude .

Author: Andrew Simms

Publisher: Constable & Robinson

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Category: Environmental protection

Page: 277

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Climate change is currently presented by campaign groups and scientists as an impossibly daunting threat. On the face of it, it would seem we must make impossible sacrifices if we want to do our bit for the environment and lead more sustainable, less damaging lives. This book shows that isn't the case at all. It brings together household names who share a conviction that, on the contrary, living well needn't cost the earth - and will tell you why and how. Their collective vision, covering areas from architecture and politics to food and happiness, will completely reframe the way you think about climate change and what you're willing to do about it. Far from the usual doom and gloom, many here argue that climate change presents a once-in-a-century opportunity to address a whole basket of problems with energy and imagination. If we get things right, instead of an environmental apocalypse we could end up in a win-win situation - with both more satisfying lives and robust answers to these pressing, seemingly unsurmountable, problems. Contributions include: Phillip Pullman, A C Grayling, Oliver James and John Bird on love, happiness and telling tales Kevin McCloud, Nic Marks, Stephen Bayley and Wayne Hemingway on good design. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Colin Tudge and Rosie Boycott on good and sustainable food. David Cameron and Caroline Lucas on the politics of the good life. Tom Hodgkinson, David Boyle and David Goldblatt on having a good time. Anita Roddick, Adair Turner, Ann Pettifor and Larry Elliott on good business and work.

Tribune

Attack on Iran would mean Armageddon the most likely time for an offensive , but
it could come earlier . Bush may ... but this country looks as if it is sleepwalking
Linto another imperialist adventure as the willing accomplice of the United States
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Rapture Or Rennaisance sic

NOT IF WE KEEP SLEEPWALKING THROUGH HISTORY . ... U . S . Office of
Science and Technology Policy , Lubchenco reports that : 92 • Estimates of the
fraction of land transformed or AVOIDING ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON
REJOICE !

Author: Thomas Patrick

Publisher: Anonymous Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780966257960

Category: Fundamentalism

Page: 295

View: 302


The Book of Irish American Poetry

Armageddon was never And always : this night in a poor street where a careless
irreverent laughter Postpones the end of ... Columbus Columbus , wearing a
night - gown made from a treasure map , Is sleepwalking on the giant avenues of
an ...

Author: Daniel Tobin

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 925

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Presents an anthology of Irish American poetry. This book collects the work of over two hundred Irish American poets, as well as other American poets whose work enjoins Irish American themes. It begins with poetry of the "populist period", and moves to the work of Irish Americans who have made an indelible imprint on American poetry.

Anthropology and Humanism

into my mouth till I can barely breathe , Armageddon ' s sugar dripping down my
chin . ... A large woman moves as if sleepwalking , prayers dripping from her lips ,
her body condensing and extending in a series of prostrations no less precise ...

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Companions of the Heart

We are told with striking consistency that we are on the doorstep of Armageddon
and the end times . Frankly , I do not know whether or how ... There is great
suffering in the world . Most people are living in a sort of sleepwalking state of
375.

Author: Alan Cohen

Publisher: Dolphin Communications Company

ISBN: 9780910367387

Category: Love

Page: 887

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Encyclopedia of Southern Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 550

View: 419

Surveys the region's major authors, themes, movements, and genres

Chicago Psychoanalytic Literature Index

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Category: Psychiatry

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Books and Bookmen

DODIE SMITH tion , confusing her , causing visions and sleep - walking . ... was
one of those civil servants who control our destinies to the extent of saving us
from , or plunging us into , the Common Market , Armageddon or God knows what
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JQ Journalism Quarterly

Their lasting imprint stimulated Reagan ' s interest in the idea of would be
minimal , if not negative " Armageddon during ... we see numerous examples of
Reagan JOHNSON , HAYNES , Sleepwalking the Disengaged and Reagan the
Dunce .

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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical material.