ON TOTAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
The question of non-military nuclear power is inextricably linked to that of nuclear weapons, an issue far from being the preserve of strategists but one that concerns us all. Stéphane Hessel and Albert Jacquard bring their voices together to launch an appeal for total nuclear disarmament, to complement the state of play established by French watchdog “Observatoire des armements”.
Because the fact that these weapons exist at all is a threat to the future of the human race.
Because the whole world’s arsenals contain the equivalent of 600,000 bombs as powerful as the one used in Hiroshima.
Because Iran, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea have these weapons in an extremely fragile geopolitical context.
Because, with the advent of the military nuclear era, all powers of dissuasion and any hope of deterrents have become tragic illusions.
Because it is not too late, and it is essential that the public become aware of and sensitised to the subject.
When will mankind emerge from barbarity at last?