Tuesday, April 03, 2012

A Spy in the House of War

From an interview in the Guardian with Nathaniel Borenstein I found this amusing essay on consulting for NATO in the late 1980s.
Bizarre update: In March, 2011, by chance, I found out that in 1991, this article was recognized by New York University with its "Olive Branch Award" for writing about peace. For some reason neither they nor the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ever told me about this fact. It probably would have just gone to my head, anyway.
It's worth a read. At the conference he attended the NATO officers seemed like the ones wanting peace whereas the Dr Strangelove's, ignoring potential disasters stemming from their work, were the commercial weapons scientists.

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