The following letters concern the Gulf War. The major exchange, arranged chronologically, is clustered around the dates January 20-23, and begins with the letter of David Josephy. Other matters treated after this exchange deal with the Gulf War as nuclear non-proliferation, a response to David Parnas;’ “Images of War,” and cancellation of CBC programmes.
In a serious discussion of a controversial subject it is often advisable to begin with definitions of terms in order to avoid controversies rooted in misunderstandings. But trying to define … Read more Realpolitik as a Form of Madness
From Time, February 18, 1991: ‘Sorting Out the Mixed Signals’ August 31, 1990 ‘In a day he would be decimated. It would be over in a day’ — Captain Jay … Read more Quotes and Notes
This article, also, was written while the Gulf War was still in progress and, like ‘Images of War’ and ‘How to Free Kuwait’, appeared on the Science for Peace computer network. It nevertheless merits reprinting here.
Although the following was written before the Gulf War had started, it remains as a model of alternative ways in which the war might have been avoided and Kuwait freed.
— Alan H. Weatherley
The War, The War … … Inside my brain a dull tom-tom begins. Absurdly hammering a prelude of its own, Capricious monotone That is at least one definite ‘false note’. … Read more Editorial Matters
The following letter was sent to Science for Peace, dated December 18, 1990: I’m glad that you are infinitely forgiving when it comes to ignoring letters concerning membership renewal; however, … Read more Letter