The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Do you think the hands of the Doomsday Clock should be closer to or farther from midnight?
Stephen I. Schwartz
Stephen 1. Schwartz is the publisher of
the Bulletin and executive director of the Educational
Foundation for Nuclear Science. He is the editor of Atomic
Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940
A government program for improving the reliability of America's nuclear stockpile is being transformed into an initiative to churn out a new generation of nuclear weapons. And nobody is even bothering to ask why they're necessary.
One Nation Underground: The Fallout Shelter in American Culture By Kenneth D. Rose, New York University Press, 2001, 313 pages; $28.95
Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America By Tom Vanderbilt, Princeton Architectural Press, 2002, 228 pages; $25.00