Australian Left Review

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The Arms Race


Beverley Symons


For years the world has lived under the threat of a nuclear war. Millions who grew up in the shadow of the Bomb have learnt to live with and even accept the unstable ‘peace’ of the nuclear ‘balance of terror’. The certainty that any nuclear attack by one of the Superpowers would instantly involve massive retaliation, has helped the world to get to 1978 without a second use of nuclear weapons.