Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A Talk with Elaine Scarry

Elaine Scarry TalkThanks to all those who joined us at Amherst College for a talk with Dr. Elaine Scarry!

Dr. Elaine Scarry is the author of “Thermonuclear Monarchy”. She argues that the power of one leader to obliterate millions of people with a nuclear weapon deeply violates our constitutional rights, undermines the social contract, and is fundamentally at odds with democracy.

The talk was on March 5, 2015 at 4:30pm in Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski.

Sponsored by: The Green Amherst Project, Amherst College Political Science Department, UMass Political Science Department, and the American Friends Service Committee