Obama’s crusade to deliver us from nuclear madness

We once faced the prospect of the world’s nuclear nations destroying the human race. Now these powers are working together to fight a new terror - the fundamentalist armed with a homemade nuclear bomb

17th April, 2010

Poet Paul Muldoon once described the Cold War with the image of ‘‘Russia and America circling each other’’.

For those of us who lived through the threat of nuclear obliteration, the Cold War now seems utterly absurd.

For almost 50 years, the superpowers shadowed each other around the globe. In the sky, on land, at the very bottom of the seas and in space, an invisible but intensive nuclear stakeout spanned generations.

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