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We thought The Bomb might disappear with the Cold War but instead we face the rising danger of nuclear terrorism and the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea occupying center stage in the presidential election. Well have comment and analysis from JONATHAN SCHELL his new book is The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. Jonathan writes for The Nation and Harpers, and is currently teaching at Yale.
ALSO: Rethinking McGovernism: George McGoverns 1972 campaign is often blamed for moving the Democratic Party away from the working man towards women, blacks, gays, environmentalists, and peacniks. BRUCE MIROFF argues that recent Democratic presidential candidates fearful of “McGovernism” have moved to the center — and lost. Bruce teaches history at SUNY Albany; his new book is The Liberals Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party.