Notes and Comment

March 1987
New Yorker;3/16/87, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p27
Comments on issues that need to be considered relating to highly destructive weapons. Analogy with a strategy used by 13th-century Florentines when they tried to start an epidemic in Siena by catapulting dead donkeys over the city wall; Character of advances in weaponry; Dread of retaliation; Evolution of weaponry; Argument that the scene presented is not one of resource and ingenuity but of mocking incredulity.


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