https://youtu.be/Gmpp7QZWwpE The above video is by fellow academic blogger The Mad Sociologist, who tries in this video to provide some background--both historical and political--to the [...]
The infamous nuclear hotline resurfaces in political culture, this time as part of a clever commercial hitting Donald Trump.
Since 1961 the U.S. Air Force has had a plane ready to serve as the headquarters for fighting a nuclear war in case Washington gets wiped out. Isn't that comforting?
Depictions of a third world war, usually involving nuclear annihilation, have been a staple of fiction since the 1950s.
Why haven't we had a Third World War? It's been expected for a very long time.
Today is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. I thought about doing an article on this solemn occasion, though I also did [...]
In 1962, a think tank wanted to see if they could dig a big hole with a nuclear bomb. What could possibly go wrong?
Tonkin, Tonkin, on the wall, who's the biggest loser of them all? Guess who.
Far from just a popcorn monster movie, Godzilla has a lot to say about humanity, war and the environment.
If this phone rings, the world is screwed. So says the legend. The facts are a bit more complicated.