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).

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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.

A 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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