anon — June 1984
- Russia, America, the Bomb and the Fall of Western Europe, by Brian May. This book argues that the whole if Europe is afflicted by a crisis which transcends, but includes, that of the nuclear danger. Both East and West are handicapped by anachronistic thinking which could be disastrous. &22.75. Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul.
- The Dora Russell Reader, by Dora Russell. A peace activist since World War t, Russell has written and published vigorously for 60 years, and continues to do so today. With her husband, Bertrand Russell, she travelled to China and took part in the 1950s Women’s Caravan for Peace across Eastern Europe. $9.95. Published by Pandora Press. .
- Soviet Foreign Policy; The Brezhnev Years, by Robin Edmonds. Analysis of the Soviet Union’s rise to super-power status since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and that nation’s relationship with the U.S.A. Edmonds assesses the foreign policy options now open to the new Soviet leadership and to the Western alliance. Cloth – $32.50; paper – $12.95. Oxford University Press.
- The Prisoners of Insecurity: Nuclear Deterrence, the Arms Race, and Arms Control, by Bruce Russett. Demonstrates that most of the fundamental questions about national security are political rather then technological, and questions the performance, use and function of weapons in the U.S. arsenal. Provides facts and figures necessary to an informed opinion and clarifies primary political issues. Cloth – $22.50; paper – $12.75. W.H. Freeman.
- The Cruise Missile, by Simon Rosenblum. Rosenblum discusses the cruise in context of US foreign policy, the debate over deployment in Europe, and the manifold implications of the cruise for Canada. Cloth $12.95; paper – $5.95, published by James Lorimer & Co.
- Safe and Sound: Disarmament and Development in the Eighties, by Clyde Sanger. Sanger provides a practical, understandable basis from which to consider the pros and cons of world disarmament. $8.95. Published by Deneau Publishers & Co.
- Arm Disarm for Peace: The Nuclear Threat and East-West Relations, edited by Waris Shere. Former and incumbent leaders from Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States as well as the secretaries-general of NATO and the Commonwealth address East-West relations, particularly the core problem of arms control. $9.95. Published by Hyperion Press.
- Winding Down: The Price of Defense, by the Boston Study Group. A study of the costs of the present-day arms race. The authors suggest that limitations on military expenditures may ultimately enhance, rather than diminish, the world’s security. Paper – $11.25. W.H. Freeman.
- Hope’s Half-Life, by Raymond Filip. The author directs his critical eye at the nuclear debate and takes potshots at both sides. However, Filip does not hide his bias – the nuclear arms race must be stopped. $5.95. Published by Vehicule Press.
- Women, Peace and Power, by Jo Vellacott. A look as the important role women have in the peace movement. Vellacott maintains that women’s rights are inseparable from the issue of peace, war and international order. $2.00. Published by Argenta Friends Press.
For a catalog of 30 taped lectures by disarmament activists and theorists, including Mary Kaldor, Richard Barnet, E.P. Thompson, Prof. Michael Howard, on alternative defense, spiritual and psychological aspects of the arms race; write to, Dunamis, St. James Church, 197 Piccadilly, London WIV 9LF.
- Nuclear Countdown: 27 min., 1978 United Nations. An outline of the history of international arms agreements and points out the increasing world insecurity as world nuclear arsenals build up. Designed for non-expert audiences. Available from the Metro Toronto Library Board.
- Dark Oracle: 90 min., 1982, colour. This f11m interweaves dramatic personal and human stories with rare, recently declassified footage of the secret world in which the hydrogen bomb is manufactured, tested and sold. Dark Circle shows the complex human costs of a nuclear economy. Available from DEC, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto, MSS IX7; xxx-xxxx.