Library JournalIn 1957, a number of leading American liberals and pacifists formed SANE as the stimulus for an ad hoc citizens campaign to prohibit atmospheric nuclear testing and promote international disarmament. Six years later, following the conclusion of the partial Test-Ban Treaty, SANE was reorganized as a permanent operation. It quickly became the basepoint for liberal opposition to the Vietnam War, and a mainstay of the American peace movement. Now Katz has written the definitive account of SANE. He skillfully traces the organization from its fight for the test-ban treaty through its post-Vietnam struggle for arms control and a strengthened world order. He sensitively documents the bitter infighting that has wracked SANE, and he persuasively indicates its limited but real effect on U.S. foreign policy makers. Well-researched, clearly written, and highly recommended. Charles DeBenedetti, History Dept., Univ. of Toledo
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MILTON S. KATZ is Associate Professor of American Studies in the Liberal Arts Department at Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri.
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