Risk and Paradox

  • Lionel Gelber


A global balance emerged when the cold war began and both sides, as they planned for the doom-laden impact of long-distance nuclear warfare, armed against each other so ominously. ‘We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle,’ had been a description of the nuclear arms race by Dr J. Robert Oppenheimer, ‘each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life.’ Nobody knows how he would have described such a bottle with those lesser scorpions that, in addition to Britain, France and China, threaten to become so numerous in the last quarter of the twentieth century.


Global Balance Totalitarian Regime Raise Living Standard Military Conquest Ideological Subversion 
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© Lionel Gelber 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel Gelber
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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