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Dan Ellsberg & Larry Bensky- "The Doomsday Machine"
Date Thursday February 01
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that lingers to this day. The Doomsday Machine is a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful, powerfully important book about not simply our country, but the future of our world. It is being published at an alarmingly relevant moment, as North Korea is seeking the capability to target the United States with nuclear missiles, and an unpredictable president, Donald Trump, has countered with threats of “fire and fury.” The risk of a nuclear exchange is higher than it has been in recent memory. Ellsberg has been grappling with such possibilities for much of his life. “It is kind of astonishing,” he says, “that people will put up with a non-zero chance of this happening. Even after many disarmament treaties, Russia and the United States still possess enough weaponry to destroy the world many times over."
Added to the calendar on Monday Dec 4th, 2017 1:12 PM

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