the invisible axel Class 1 January 15, 2013
Vietnam very much tied up in nuc. dil.
war actions didnt even make sense in their won terms. intense hostility between us and Vietnam
army. south Vietnamese govt. us was to help didnt realy exist. i
March 7, 2013 Dilemmas 14 Non Proliferation Treaty
us Russia britian china France
hold outs from treaty: india packistan Israel nkorea
o nkorea joined npt then pulled out
first country to pull out, but worry iran might noo
articles of the treaty
March 26, 2013 Dilemmas 15 Arms Control
North Korea goin cray. Well maybe not, but theyre a threat. And a real nuclear power now.
NK says has placed artillery on highest alert. targeting US, Hawaii, SKorea. ratcheting up in
the global domain. could get co
February 28 Dilemmas 11 Current news: Iran stuff happening. US & Western powers & UN wants to reduce Irans uranium
enrichment to 20%, some meeting thing, Eurpupe sorta represents US. Point to prevent Iran from
being in a position where it can break out ve
April 2, 2013 Dilemmas 17 The End of the Cold War and the Nuclear Threat
end of cold war
comments on rajkevick summit:
o threats kim jong _ making largest of nuclear age.
o firing up plutonium reactor
o say theyre gona use nuclear ura
April 11, 2013 Dilemmas 19 Disarmament Wars
North Koreas threats just a bluff?
o A lot of hot air and play for something else Kim Jong Un wants?
may see some sort of conventional action
threats are very explicitly real
o we flew b29s (?
April 8, 2013 Dilemmas 18 Proliferation Takes Off (Part I)
The question is never how can we prevent it, question is how can we stop it here
4 very simple imaginary graphs
o one: show the weapons over time that are available to humanity (stic
March 28, 2013 Dilemmas 16 Nuclear Abolition of Ronald Reagan
nuclear alliences and proliferation wouldnt bc under the so called umbrella of American
forces. this is the situation in much of the world. notably japan. has a quasiacifist
Dilemmas 20 April 18, 2013 (oops came in late)
not just cyber warfare, physical killing going on in tandem to that
raises the most serious questions across the board for the future would it be possible for
ahacker pr private group to
1. disable a countrys
February 21, 2013 Dilemmas 11 Greatest Crisis of the Nuclear Era: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Cont. from last time: Stragegy and Limited War
Kissinger tried to restore ability to fight war, even in the nuclear age, and came to limited war
through this. or ev
March 5, 2013 Dilemmas 13 The Bomb in Fiction
On the Beach
comic book quality
tries to grasp real dangers, wonders tht come out of the test tube and carry them to a point of
absurdity, to conclusion.
a myth making power
opera also has this quality (Dr
February 14, 2013 Dilemmas 9 Korean War, Eisenhower Administration, Cold War era
(last tyuesdays lecture)
Iran is aiming for a global weapon contrary to what intelligence has been saying
4 pots boiling on the nuclear stove (lots happening)
A Peculiar Sovereignty Class 2 January 17, 2013
in iran creates nuc weapon, US will attack, will use military force (maybe w/ Israel, maybe not.
yet to be seen.) Very much an open question whether this would actually happen, whether Obama
would do th
January 29, 2013 The decision to drop the bomb
The effects of nuclear weapons. effects of a bomb and h bomb are essentially the same. h
bomb ads no qualitative effect, just quantitative. a bombs measured in kilotons
(hundreds of thousands of tons of TNT)
The Genetic Code of the Bomb January 22, 2013
The fact that the bomb originates in science, and the science from which the bomb originated
nuc dil has certain unvarying elements built into its origin, resulting in the genetic codde. also
The Four Twos - January 24, 2013
Current news: international atomic energy agency (IAEA) for nuclear proliferation treaty.
denied permission to inspect in Iran.
US threatened with nuclear attack by North Korea this morning
The First Two physical roots tow
January 31, 2013
we have the opinion that there wasw a decision to drop the bomb, bt thats something we
want to think. since then we see that a threshold (moral, political, existential,etc.) was
crossed. Spatz had no orders to dropped the bomb. no piece o
February 19, 2013 Dilemmas 10 Policy policy policy policy
Eisehowers nuclear policty he relied on these weapons to do a lot. to deter these peripheral
wars, such as the Korean wars, through these weapons instead of expending conventional
Dilemmas 7February 5, 2013 Hiroshima
Dark, raining, everything starting to burn, strange wind rising, strange silence that lasted.
How did those who survived behave/act? Seemed to have no idea what to do. Many began to
do things that would have made sen
February 7, 2013 Dilemmas 8 The Bomb in Memory
First efforts at abolition
anatomy/structure of the new moral landscape that was born when the bomb was
August 6 bomb dropped on Hiroshima, 8th on Nagasaki, London something? (new meansof
April 23, 2013 Dilemmas 21 Final:
4 essay questions chose 2
IDs: show you know what the thing is. 1-2 sentances
might be an event, a treaty, a person, something that came up over the course of the
Essays: show what you know on subject.