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Nuclear Ambush: Test-Ban Trap


reviewed by Amitai Etzioni - 1964

coverTitle: Nuclear Ambush: Test-Ban Trap
Author(s): E. H. Voss
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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If you cannot read more than one book which shows how the Cold War looks to minds infected by its poison, read this volume. It is not the kind of crude anti-communist tirade that comes out of the headquarters of Dr. Fred Schwartz or the John Birch Society. It is a study with all the trimmings: references, dates, and figures. Supported by a foundation and introduced by Dr. Willard F. Libby of the University of California, Nuclear Ambush is structured chronologically and follows the history of the negotiations towards a test-ban treaty. But behind this facade of scholarship and objectivity lies a vicious tract which, by ignoring the importance of several key facts, presents a most paranoid view of East-West relations in the test-ban area. The central thesis of the book is that we are constantly being fooled by the Soviet Union, and not about trifling matters. The Soviet Union is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 8, 1964, p. 721-721
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2818, Date Accessed: 10/14/2019 4:47:55 AM

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