"The day will come when the cannon will be a museum piece" -- Victor Hugo
To Commemorate the 66th Anniversary of America's Atomic Destruction of Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945
AUGUST 9th, 2011, 6:30 PM
BUSBOYS AND POETS PRESENTS
"The Nuclear Age at 2/3 of a Century"
A talk by TAD DALEY
Busboys and Poets Restaurant, 14th and V, NW, Washington, DC.
Author, APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon Free World (Rutgers University Press, 2010).
Former Speechwriter and Policy Advisor for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Congresswoman Diane Watson, and the late U.S. Senator Alan Cranston.
Tad will be introduced by HAROLD MEYERSON, Wednesday op-ed columnist for The Washington Post and Editor-At-Large for The American Prospect. The event is co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, PeaceAction, Teaching for Change, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Citizens for Global Solution. It is FREE & OPEN TO ALL.
*APOCALYPSE NEVER is a book intended not for nuclear experts and policy wonks, but instead for a broad general audience, about the many facets of the contemporary nuclear weapons peril, the mountaintop vision of banning and dismantling every last nuclear weapon on earth, and pathways by which we might ascend toward that summit.
* The book received no less than 27 nuggets of "advance praise" from luminaries like former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Martin Sheen, Lt. Gen. Robert Gard, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Michael Douglas, Daniel Ellsberg, and Pulitzer Prize winner Martin Sherwin.
* The book has received no less than nine terrific reviews, including one from Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione in The Nation, another from Federation of American Scientists president Charles Ferguson for The Public Interest Report, and another from former CIA counterproliferation operative Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Ambassador Joe Wilson (played in the movie Fair Game by Naomi Watts and Sean Penn) for the FireDogLake book salon. Their opening passage?
>>>>>Apocalypse Never is a frightening book to read but impossible to put down. In clear, accessible prose, Tad Daley unblinkingly lays out the case, point by point, for why we must ultimately rid the world of nuclear weapons or else suffer the inevitable consequences of the end of civilization as we know it … Daley then takes on the task of showing how this seemingly Herculean task can be accomplished, even within our lifetimes. It is compelling and accurate in its assessments and one of the absolute best out there … <<<<<
* Tad Daley and Harold Meyerson will talk about the book, and the topic, and the road to nuclear abolition. Then books will be available for purchase from the terrifically independent Busboys and Poets bookstore (known as "Teaching for Change"), and Tad will provide you with an elaborate autograph. Come recall the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and walk with us as we envision the road to abolishing nuclear weapons and abolishing war itself.