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Rethinking the Nuclear Weapons Issue
April 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Curious about why our Missions and Social Justice Committee is promoting a resolution on nuclear disarmament? Do you want more information on the issues surrounding nuclear weapons? There is a 12:30 social justice forum after church this coming Sunday (the 15th). It will be in Margaret Jewett Hall. A light lunch will be provided. Child care is also available.
Dr. Elaine Scarry, a Harvard professor well versed in nuclear issues will talk about the current nuclear threat and how it would affect the planet. She is an American essayist and professor of English and American Literature and Language. She is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. In 2014, she published a book about nuclear weapons, Thermonuclear Monarchy, in which she ‘explores the baleful political consequences of limiting the control of nuclear weapons to a select few, and the authority to launch them to even fewer – in the case of the United States, to the president alone in what amounts to his monarchical power.’