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The book is very well written, and highly recommended to anyone interested in current affairs.
The odd thing is I don't think the author was trying to be ideological at all, in fact reading the book it is impossible to think that it was deliberate.
As for nuclear weapons, they're bad, but Mueller explains why the detonation of one or even two atomic bombs wouldn't destroy the country.
A refreshing change from the fear-mongering we see so much. Mueller examines the all the aspects of various nuclear threats with something not often seen anymore, reason and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SEAN MEADE
Other reviewers commented that this read like an academic book, but I couldn't disagree more. It is part history and part international politics, but it blends these elements... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tethys
And on that count, he is absolutely correct. We humans have lots of things we can choose to worry about. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Penfist
John Mueller is a provocateur. As a political scientist he is a Realist, and from this stance he often launches acerbic volleys against rival schools as well as popular... Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Autonomeus
The author's work is well documented. I found his premise compelling and I feel more comfortable with my knowledge of nuclear weapons. Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by WBF
Very good read. Makes you rethink what terrorists are actually capable of...not much. I would highly recommend this book. For the price you can't go wrong.Published on March 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
The author is articulate, bright, cogent, and has done his homework. Here's the flaw in his treatise: Pakistan has dozens of modern day nuclear weapons. Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by Tell It Like It Is
Author John Mueller is very erudite and well read. He has done his homework very well and presents a lot of compelling facts and figures. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Judith Johnson
It will take some time--unless you are a political scholar--to get through this dense and dare we say explosive treatise on why we should not worry about nukes. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Kristin J. Johnson