by Jonathan Granoff and Rhianna Tyson Kreger
March 15, 2011
As the health impact of smoking became better known to Americans, the practice eventually diminished. The cigarette industry decided to look beyond US borders. Huge amounts of money are spent convincing teenagers in the so-called “developing” world that this cancer-causing product defines their entry into adulthood.
Fast food, fast profits, and other modern gifts to the world ultimately will not health or security make. There should be no flag waving for the “Whopper” or the bacon-wrapped fried chicken known as the “Double Down”. However the folly and arrogance of nuclear energy is in a league of its own.
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.