Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World

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'As Americans, we need to face up to our own reliance on nuclear intimidation. This is an important book for Americans of all political stripes to read.' Cynthia Enloe, author of The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire "At a time when nuclear weapons are increasingly in the political spotlight, this book is essential reading . . . Joseph Gerson has provided a work of the utmost importance: a key to understanding - and challenging - US global domination and its nuclear core." Kate Hudson, Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament "Brilliant. I have not read a more important book in many years. Gerson has uncovered the radioactive vein in our secret foreign policy. . . . Gerson's work helps us understand why the likelihood of nuclear war is greater now than before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A terrific book." Daniel Ellsberg, former senior Pentagon official and co-author of The Pentagon Papers The United States is the only country to have dropped the atomic bomb. Since the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, every U.S. president has threatened nuclear war. This concise history shows how the U.S. has used nuclear weapons to bolster its imperial ambitions. Leading nuclear specialist and peace campaigner Joseph Gerson explains why atomic weapons were first built and used -- and how the U.S. uses them today to preserve its global empire. Gerson reveals how and why the U.S. made more than twenty threats of nuclear attack during the Cold War -- against Russia, China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. He shows how such theats continued under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and George W. Bush. The book concludes with an appeal for nuclear weapons abolition and an overview of the history of the anti-nuclear movement. Drawing from a wide range of sources, this fascinating and timely account shows how the U.S. has used nuclear weapons to dominate the world.

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As Americans, we need to face up to our own reliance on nuclear intimidation. This is an important book for Americans of all political stripes to read. --Cynthia Enloe, author of The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire

Joseph Gerson exposes not only today's nuclear hypocrisy, but lays bare the shocking reality of the last sixty years. From Hiroshima to Iraq, the United States has systematically used nuclear weapons to terrorise and dictate the shape of the world order. With the heart and political clarity of a lifelong activist, Joseph Gerson has provided a work of the utmost importance: a key to understanding - and challenging - US global domination and its nuclear core. --Kate Hudson, Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Brilliant. I have not read a more important book in many years. Gerson has uncovered the radioactive vein in our secret foreign policy. ... Gerson's work helps us understand why the likelihood of nuclear war is greater now than before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A terrific book. --Daniel Ellsberg, former senior Pentagon official and co-author of The Pentagon Papers

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This title presents the concise history of the USA's use of the atomic bomb - Hiroshima to today. It is ideal for students of imperialism, US history, peace studies. Every US president has threatened nuclear war - this book shows how and why. It argues that all empires are based on nuclear power. It offers a passionate call for the abolition of the bomb. It is written by a leading academic and peace campaigner. The United States is the only country to have dropped the atomic bomb. Since the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, every U.S. president has threatened nuclear war. This concise history shows how the U.S. has used nuclear weapons to bolster its imperial ambitions. Leading nuclear specialist and peace campaigner, Joseph Gerson explains why atomic weapons were first built and used - and how the U.S. uses them today to preserve its global empire. Gerson reveals how and why the U.S. made more than twenty threats of nuclear attack during the Cold War - against Russia, China, Vietnam, and the Middle East. He shows how such threats continued under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and George W. Bush.

The book concludes with an appeal for nuclear weapons abolition and an overview of the history of the anti-nuclear movement. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including extensive government documents, this fascinating and timely account shows how the U.S. has used nuclear weapons to dominate the world.

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