Sunday, April 13, 2014

Episode 17 - Ward Wilson Talks Nuclear Weapons

Listen: 57:25

At Jim's recording intros and extros
In this episode, we present a lecture by anti-nuclear weapons scholar and activist Ward Wilson. Wilson is the Director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project at the British American Security Information Council, an independent think tank that analyses international security issues.  His book, 5 Myths About Nuclear Weapons (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2013) challenges the belief that these weapons are militarily useful. In March 2014, Wilson gave a speech at an event hosted by Science for Peace, a Canadian group of natural
scientists, engineers, social scientists and scholars in the humanities that seeks to understand and act against the forces that make for militarism, environmental destruction, and social injustice here and abroad. For more information, visit to 

Song List:
Nuclear War by Sun Ra
Radioactivity by Kraftwerk
We Almost Lost Detroit by Gil Scott-Heron

International Studies Association 55th Annual Convention


  1. Brilliant. I feel like a big mud clot fell away from my eye. I hope Mr. Wilson sells a lot of books.

    Hey matchstick, where's the song list?

  2. Good catch. It's up now.