International Nuclear Controls Readings

Required Readings

Also see, U.S. Department of State, Press Release No. 235 (April 9, 1946). 

  • Henry Sokolski, The Baruch Plan, in Best of Intentions: America’s Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2001), 13-21. Password Protected PDF

Recommended Readings

The Acheson-Lilienthal Report and the Baruch Plan

  • J. Franck, et al. “The Franck Report,” reprinted in Alice Kimball Smith, A Peril and a Hope (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965), 560-565. Password Protected PDF
  • Dexter Masters and Katherine Way, ed., One World or None (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1946). Password Protected PDF
  • National Committee on Atomic Information, “One World or None,” filmed 1946, YouTube video, posted by FA Scientists, 9:12, posted August 5, 2013. 
  • Alice Kimball Smith, A Peril and a Hope: The Scientists’ Movement in America, 1945-47 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965).

Part 1 and 2: Password Protected PDF

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  • Jacob Viner, “The Implications of the Atomic Bomb for International Relations,” in Symposium on Atomic Energy and its Implications: Papers read at the joint meeting of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences, November 16 and 17, 1945 (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1946). Password Protected PDF
  • Albert Wohlstetter, et al., “On Keeping ‘Dangerous’ Activities in Check,” in Swords from Plowshares: The Military Potential of Civilian Nuclear Energy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979), 47-70. Password Protected PDF

Atoms for Peace

Also see the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Atoms for Peace online document collection.

short clip of President Eisenhower’s speech.

Also see, Henry Sokolski, “Atoms for Peace: Catalyzing Bombs for Cheats,” review of Atomic Assistance: How “Atoms for Peace” Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity by Matthew Fuhrmann, Nonproliferation Review 20, no. 1 (2013): 179-184.

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