Disarmament while the chance remains
CitationKibaroglu, M., (January-February, 2017) “Disarmament while the chance remains”, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Development and Disarmament Roundtable, Vol. 73, No. 1.
Here’s the question I can’t help but ask as I read through this roundtable, including some readers’ responses to it: What’s so wrong with discussing a nuclear weapon ban treaty? This seemingly simple question can be understood in at least two ways. First, it’s a reaction to certain critics of the ban treaty initiative who believe that the initiative has little chance of forcing disarmament and therefore is a futile waste of time. Well, when you get right down to it, does anyone use his or her time in the most effective way possible, at all times, throughout life? Probably not! So how come engaging in intellectual discussion about a nuclear weapon ban treaty is an especially egregious waste of time?
SourceBulletin of the Atomic Scientists