Á E-Pub ☆ The Fate of the EarthBy Jonathan Schell ✓ webcomic – groundhogwalking.co.uk

The Fate of the Earth When Jonathan Schell heard all that loose talk about attainment of objectives in a limited nuclear war, it was too much for him He did what all of us would like to do he wrote a book It s very pessimistic The mere presence of all those weapons is enough to ensure that sometime, somewhere, someone is going to set one off Schell makes sure all of us know the horrendous possibilities of a nuclear exchange all the reasons for bringing such possibilities to a halt Everyone agrees The question is, how do we get these monsters under control A republic of insects grassThe second deathThe choiceIndex New Download The Fate of the Earth Author Jonathan Schell For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I went through this period of being interested in the Foundations of Mathematics, and read several books on the subject If you haven t come across one, they are full of Greek letters and odd looking formulas You tend to get the first major revelation round about a quarter of the way through after a lot of preliminary character development, there is a fanfare of trumpets, and you find out that x y y x, or something like that I hear a few people at the back scoffing that they knew that a I went through this period of being interested in the Foundations of Mathematics, and read several books on the subject If you haven t come across one, they are full of Greek letters and odd looking formulas You tend to get the first major revelation round about a quarter of the way through after a lot of preliminary character development, there is a fanfare of trumpets, and you find out that x y y x, or something like that I hear a few people at the back scoffing that they knew that already Yes, but are you quite certain it has to be that way Why are you so sure I was reminde...

  2. I am a big fan of Jonathan Schell, having long enjoyed his reportage from Vietnam An extract from this book was published in The Sunday Times in 1982, and it was gripping enough to make me go out and buy the book I have since made several attempts to read it, but the prospect of total annihilation that Schell paints was so appalling, I found it impossible to finish Perhaps it is a reflection on my...

  3. The first and perhaps the only book I ve ever encountered that addressed the spiritual ramifications of living under the continuous threat of nuclear holocaust When you re aware that at any moment not only you and your country, but the whole world and the future of humanity could be wiped out without notice, how do you maintain the sort of basic hope for a better tomorrow that motivates you to work towards any but the most shallow and immediate goals It s a recipe for nihilism.Schell offered h The first and perhaps the only book I ve ever encountered that addressed the spiritual ramifications of living under the continuous threat of nuclear holocaust When you re aware that at any moment not only you and your country, but the whole world and the future of humanity could be wiped out without notice, how do you maintain the sort of basic hope for a better tomorrow that motivates you to work towards any but the most shallow and immediate goals It s a recipe for nihilism.Schell offered his ideas for a feasible plan to head off nuclear conflict As it happened, the end of the Cold War put this issue on the back burner, although the Bomb is still muchof a danger than most people realize, either by way of regional warfare, terrorism, or nuclear accident.But the concerns of this book are as relevant as ever here in the Anthropocene Epoch If global climate change is indeed an existential threat which we seem incapable of resisting, how do we avoid nihilism and despair If the punk cri...

  4. One of those rare books that captures a moment in time but transcends time to become a classic It s also a powerful indictment of the cold war arms race Plus it is impeccably written Simple and profound.

  5. Textual Every person in the world now has in his bones a measurable deposit of radioactive strontium 90 traceable to the fallout from atmospheric nuclear testing.

  6. I grew up in the 80s for me, that was synonymous with the expectation of dying in a nuclear war Read this if you want to know what that was like As human life and the structure of human existence are seen in the light of each person s daily life and experience, they look impressively extensive and solid, but when human things are seen in the light of the universal power unleashed onto the earth by nuclear weapons they prove to be limited and fragile, as though they were nothingthan a m I grew up in the 80s for me, that was synonymous with the expectation of dying in a nuclear war Read this if you want to know what that was like As human life and the structure of human existence are seen in the light of each person s daily life and expe...

  7. I read this book pretty much as soon as it was published in 1982 It was a time when there were actually conversations among supposedly lucid people people in power about how to plan and survive a nuclear exchange between the Cold War superpowers His portrait of the aftermath...

  8. Tough readingvery insightful, meaningful, and thought provoking

  9. A great read about Atomic power.

  10. As a primer on extinction, an extended meditation on nuclear annihilation, and an outstanding example of how creative nonfiction should be written, Schell s book serves as the resource for intelligent, moral response I read my copy with a pencil underlining and noting Nuclear weapons move beyond the zone of deterrence and into extinction Therefore, Schell argues, they should not be considered warfare any Rather, and here is his solution, the only sane response to their existence lies in As a primer on extinction, an extended meditation on nuclear annihilation, and an outstanding example of how creative nonfiction should be written, Schell s book serves as the resource for intelligent, moral response I read my copy with a pencil underlining and noting Nuclear weapons move beyond the zone of deterrence and into extinction Therefore, Schell argues, they should not be considered warfare any Rather, and here is his solution, the only sane response to their existence lies in their elimination from stockpiles Their existence should show us that negotiation and diplomacy is the only deterrent to warfare that nation states need Abstinence, long and short.I read this looking for his insight on two pressing problems the likelihood that North Korea has entered the realm of armed nations and how might I transfer Schell s wisdom in coping with the eventual doom and extinction be viewed in the slow cooking destruction eminent with Anthropo...