He didn’t sound the alarm. And saved all of our lives


Beyond Nuclear International Weekly Digest

Almost 35 years ago to the day, we came close to oblivion. Thanks to one level-headed and stubborn Russian lieutenant colonel, Stanislav Petrov, who failed to sound what would have been a false alarm about a US nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, here we still are. But our luck could run out, writes Jon Schwarz in The Intercept. Where are the movies and TV shows like we saw in the 1980s to scare the wits out of us and spur real action?

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The man who saved the world

mupj222.jpgOn September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov decided that what appeared to be an American nuclear launch against the Soviet Union was a computer error. His hesitation saved the world. But he died unknown and largely unheralded. READ MORE




Time for another “Day After”

mupj333We are potentially closer to nuclear Armageddon than ever yet “we’ve stopped imagining the most terrifying possible future for ourselves at exactly the moment we most urgently need to do so,” writes Jon Schwarz. READ MORE



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