Hannah Arendt and nuclear weapons

In her book, On Revolution Arendt discusses the impacts of technology on the division between citizens and the military explaining that the new weapons developed near WWI had changed fighters into military. On a larger scale she discusses the impacts of nuclear armament on war, freedom, and the state. In one particular quote she notes that “the military are no longer preparing for a war which the statesmen hope will never break out; their own goal has become to develop weapons that will make war impossible” (16).

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  1. Pingback: Jim Hansen on Nuclear, a quick rant | The Rolling Blackout

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