Is Nuclear Zero the Best Option? Waltz Says No

Issue: Sept-Oct 2010

WAR MAY not pay, as British economist Norman Angell repeatedly claimed, but the lesson proved a hard one for states to learn. Even with the horrors of World War I fresh in their minds, European countries went into World War II just twenty-one years later. Until August of 1945, violent conflict punctuated the history of states, especially of those major and great.

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