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Progress, Coexistence, And Intellectual Freedom

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Hardcover, 158 pages
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Andrew
Dec 31, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
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The book starts out with a lengthy introduction by Harrison Salisbury that introduces the Russian Sakharov to his English reading audience. Sakharov was instrumental in the success of the soviet nuclear program in the later part of World War 2 and beyond.

In this book Sakharov explores what the nuclear age means to man and how we can prevent our own destruction. He goes beyond exploring measures for the prevention of nuclear war and explores all areas of global life. Human civilization is threat
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Andrew
Jan 21, 2010 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: russian
I think that if one writes on socio-political issues one should fill at least one of three roles: an inspiration, a prophet or a deep-analyst. Sakharov meets none of the three in this book. He takes a pretty universal ethical stance (who isn't anti-hunger?) and what he says has said before and been said better.

This book is a little dated too. Should the USSR and USA collaborate... maybe next time, Reds.

The edition I read features a positive response from Henry Kissinger. I can only assume it was
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Russian nuclear physicist, human rights activist, and dissident. Won the Nobel Peace price in 1975
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