How Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) Has Become Woefully Outdated

This article by Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott at the Bulletin is a smart take on why the prevailing theory of deterrence with regards to nuclear war is outdated and dangerous. The claim that rationality is a bulwark against destruction obscures the simple fact that humans are irrational, and that sometimes, in the right circumstances, self-destruction is a worthy price to pay.

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