Socio-Political Reflections and Civil Defense / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
E.P. Wigner, one of the leading scientists involved in the early devel opment of nuclear technology, had always in mind its political and soc ial implications. In the 60s persuing his goal of a peaceful open worl d he began to develop the concept of Civil Defense against nuclear att acks. Looking back one might see this as an alternative to the concept of the Nuclear Shield. The present volume contains a selection of Wig ner's writings on this subject. It is annotated by Conrad Chester.
Table of Contents
Wigner on Civil Defense (Annotation by C. Chester).- The Age of MADness 1964-1969.- The Soviets Deploy an Effective Civil Defense System: Urban Evacuation 1969-1976.- The U.S. Government Discovers Soviet Civil Defense 1976-1979.- Recapitulation.