Author profile: Seamus Peter Johnstone Macleod

An assessment of Gaddis’ suggestion that MAD secured a ‘long peace’

Seamus Peter Johnstone Macleod • Nov 2 2011 • Essays
This essay argues that whilst the destructive power of the atom bomb is significant, its contribution to stability in the latter half of the twentieth century is not. Indeed, it seems more likely that the contribution of nuclear weapons was to make a “long peace” seem less inevitable than it in fact was.

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