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Atomic Overreaction

The dangerously obsessive sway of worst-case fantasies about Iran

Dave Plunkert for The Chronicle Review

January 10, 2010 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

Alarmism about nuclear proliferation has become common coin in the foreign-policy establishment. Anxieties now are driven in large part by Iran's apparent intention to obtain nuclear weapons. Some politicians hint that military action might be needed...

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