Reading, for an Election Day of some moment

By John Mecklin | November 7, 2016

The next president of the United States will have enormous influence—for good or ill—on US and international approaches to nuclear weapons, climate change, and other global threats to civilization. If you live in the United States and are a registered voter and haven't voted "early," you have the opportunity to choose the next US president tomorrow, and I suggest you seize that opportunity, hard.

But before you do, I also suggest that you read some of what the Bulletin's authors have written, lo these last many months, about the ramifications of what will almost certainly be judged as the most unusual presidential race to this point in history:

Putin: The one-man show the West doesn’t understand

The experts comment: What should journalists (and other citizens) ask the US presidential candidates about nuclear weapons?

The UN makes history on a nuclear weapons ban. Does the US care?

What if you don’t trust the judgment of the president whose finger is over the nuclear button?

It’s time to cut America’s nuclear arsenal

If you haven't voted yet, before you go to the polls you might also want to take a look at the New York Times' excellent pre-election coverage (it's free to all, through Wednesday evening), particularly its entertaining explanation of this year's presidential campaign, linked below. Which I'm sure you will. Because you are smart and engaged and concerned enough about our common future to be reading the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.


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