Jonathan Schell is a Harold Willens Peace Fellow at The Nation Institute, teaches a course on the nuclear dilemma at Yale, and is the author of The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger.
Jonathan Schell spent a lifetime exploring war in all its various incarnations. His 1982 book, The Fate of the Earth – in which he called for complete nuclear disarmament -- was called “the new Bible of our time, the White Paper of our age,” by Helen Caldicott, president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He had been a lead writer at The New Yorker till 1987, a columnist for Newsday and New York Newsday, and, most recently, a correspondent for The Nation. He died recently at the age of 70. You can hear his interview with Leonard from May 2003, when he spoke about the greatest non-violent moments in modern history, from his book The Unconquerable World.
A closer look at the Nuclear Security Summit.
Jonathan Schell says that American nuclear policy has radically changed under the Bush administration, and that’s provoked proliferation in Iran, North Korea, and elsewhere. His recent book is The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger .
The Seventh Decade is available for purchase at amazon.com