Although it joins a growing list of jeremiads about the possible end of Western civilisation, Edward Luce’s book usefully puts the debate in context. He argues that President Trump is a symptom, not cause, of many of America’s and the world’s problems.
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While it comes out 60 years after most of the events it describes, this book shows that the fate of the earth is still in the hands of a few war planners in Washington and Moscow and the automatic doomsday machine they created. Nuclear winter could still wipe out humanity from the world.