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Nuclear Apartheid: The Quest for American Atomic Supremacy from World War II to the Present

Shane J. Maddock

Abstract

After World War II, an atomic hierarchy emerged in the noncommunist world. Washington was at the top, followed over time by its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and then Israel, with the postcolonial world completely shut out. An Indian diplomat called the system “nuclear apartheid.” Drawing on recently declassified sources from U.S. and international archives, this book offers a study of nuclear apartheid, casting a spotlight on an ideological outlook that nurtured atomic inequality and established the United States—in its own mind—as the most legitimate nuclear power. Beginni ... More

Keywords: World War II, atomic hierarchy, NATO, nuclear apartheid, nuclear policy, axis of evil, American exceptionalism, nuclear development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833551
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895849_maddock

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shane J. Maddock, author