As with my web site, Defusing the Nuclear Threat, the goals of this blog are two-fold:
- To help society recognize the unacceptable level of risk posed by nuclear weapons. Conventional wisdom mistakenly sees much greater risk in modifying our current nuclear posture than in maintaining it.
- To help create societal demand for change. Without such grass-roots support, little will change. Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, a 19th century French politician, put it well when he said, “There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.” Any leader who gets too far in front of the crowd ceases to be a leader.
Thanks very much.
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering