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The Rise of Nuclear Fear by Spencer R. Weart
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Jun 27, 2012

really liked it

Very balanced and well written book on the cultural history of how the fear of all things nuclear appeared. This book details how imagery of religions, alchemy, science fiction, Hollywood films etc. got mixed up with the fear and politics of nuclear weapons during the cold war. There is also a detailed discussion on the different mindset of "scientists" and "antis" which goes a long way in explaining why sensible discussion on energy policies has become so difficult.

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