If we understood that fear of first strike tricks was
inescapably central to our situation, then the mechanics of
achieving nuclear peace would be essentially straightforward, though
Without our seeing this, the situation is essentially insoluble -
all the beautiful solutions have been classified out of existence.
Beautiful solutions, which this time are the only safe ones, need to
be based on essentially accurate views of the situation being dealt
with. Fear of first strikes, on both sides, is a central fact -
now denied, that needs to be acknowledged and dealt with.
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I think the following, which may seem idealistic, is actually
If WE acknowledged that it is not all right to use nuclear
weapons then we, with other nations states, could enforce
prohibition of nuclear weapons on rogue nations, and rogue groups.
We could build a world-wide consensus that would make it