English historian E.P. Thompson is a major force in the British and European peace movements. His latest book Zero Option, due for Australian release later this year, is a collection o f essays, articles and pamphlets from the last two years. The topics range from Thompson's analysis o f international relations, through polemics against conservative academics and politicians, to a scathing piece on the recent war in the South Atlantic — the War o f Thatcher's Face. The book is published by the Merlin Press. Below, Peter Ormonde gives an outline o f Thompson's ideas on disarmament and politics.
Recommended CitationOrmonde, Peter, Visions of a thaw in the Cold War, Australian Left Review, 1(81), 1982, 57-61.