Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace

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"In his "Atoms for Peace" speech of 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower captured the tensions - and the ironies - of the atomic age. While nuclear devastation threatened all nations, Eisenhower believed only nuclear preparedness offered protection; while nuclear weapons loomed as the ultimate war cloud, nuclear power offered progress and hope." "This study offers a new understanding of the evolution of Cold War nuclear policy, the power of presidential rhetoric, and the political understanding of American's "man of peace," Dwight D. Eisenhower. The full text of Eisenhower's speech is presented." Those interested in American foreign policy will find it compelling reading; scholars and students will find it challenging and rewarding analysis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585442201
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Series: Library of Presidential Rhetoric Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

IRA CHERNUS is a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Trained in philosophy and religious studies, with a Ph.D. from Temple University, he has focused on the rhetoric and symbolic import of nuclear weapons and U.S. foreign policy. He is co-director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Colorado and a frequent columnist for the History News Service.
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Table of Contents

Text of Dwight D. Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" Speech
Introduction 3
1 The Oppenheimer Panel 15
2 The Origins of Operation Candor 25
3 Candor and the New Look 53
4 From Candor to "Atoms for Peace" 79
5 The Final Text and Its Interpreters 96
Condusion 119
Notes 133
Bibliography 155
Index 159
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