Books: Beyond Hiroshima
“[Douglas Roche] builds up a political, moral and religious case, drawing on his thirty years’ experience working on nuclear issues as a parliamentarian, diplomat and educator.”– from the Foreword, by Jayantha Dhanapala, former U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs
We are already in a Second Nuclear Age of weapons in which the arming of space has become a preoccupation of various national governments. This is in addition to the unabated nuclear arms race between a number of “secondary” powers and the nuclear arms programs of others like North Korea and Iran.
Based on a recent U.N.-sponsored conference on the non-proliferation of arms, Douglas Roche shows how the world has become more dangerous and more inequitable through nuclear arms.
This book presents a compelling case for a continued struggle to eliminate nuclear weapons. Roche explains how political, and especially religious and other civic leaders can work for a nuclear weapon-free world. This issue is all the more poignant as the world commemorates the 60 th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
Journalist, politician, academic and diplomat, Senator Douglas Roche is one of Canada’s foremost experts on peace and disarmament. He is currently Chair of the Middle Powers Initiative, the former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament and former Chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Committee. His previous Novalis book, The Human Right to Peace, was released in 2003.
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