In the United States, the final and decisive authority to launch a nuclear strike falls to one person: the sitting President. This aspect of the American military system has been critically dubbed “thermonuclear monarchy.”
The “Atomic City” of China is experiencing a revitalization, however many of the dark secrets of China’s nuclear program remain hidden.
A few notes on the carnivalesque aesthetic subtext of detonating a 75-foot-tall technicolor mushroom cloud over the University of Chicago campus.
Bert the Turtle, the much-maligned mascot of America’s duck-and-cover nuclear-preparedness program, is ready for his comeback.
Read a guide to Almighty, Dan Zak’s new history of the intersection of Catholic activism and the nuclear weapons, with an emphasis on apocalyptic ideas.