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"His witty and unmerciful intellectual attack on the doomsayers, who have been arguing for the past 50 years that rapid proliferation is just around the corner, that we stand on the brink of a new nuclear age, or that it is a few minutes to midnight, is a refreshing one."--Survival
John Mueller is the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies and Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University. He is the author of Overblown and The Remnants of War, winner of the Joseph P. Lepgold Prize for the best book on international relations in 2004, awarded by Georgetown University.
This academic's ideas about atomic alarism and nuclear disarmament are eminently logical and make a strong case for mostly the opposite of what the U.S. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Alan Hull
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 11 months 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 on April 21, 2013 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
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 John O.
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