Category Archives: Interviews

The Legacy of the Cold War Arms Race: An Interview With David E. Hoffman

Originally published here. If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. — Aristotle It is absolutely critical for everyone, not just the arms control community, to understand the history of the Cold War: its origins, its conclusion, and how the vast weapons programs on both sides are still a dangerous issue today. [...]
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Bringing Oppenheimer Back To Life: An Interview With Richard Rhodes

Originally published here. Way back when I was in college, someone gave me a book that they thought I should read. “You’ve been working with plutonium, and you have an interest in nuclear weapons. You really ought to read this book.” The book was The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes. He was [...]
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The Mushroom Clouds on the Horizon: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Originally published here. I was stunned. I mean, it was big. I’d been trying to visualize what it was going to be like, and I’d worked out a way to calibrate the shot. The initial fireball I guess I calibrated by holding up a quarter. If the quarter would cover the fireball then the yield [...]
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