For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
The nuclear age is now in its seventh decade. In 1982, Jonathan Schell told of the devastating consequences of a nuclear holocaust in his book ‘The Fate of the Earth.’ In a new book he examines why nuclear weapons appear to be enjoying something of a renaissance. He also explains how the abolition of nuclear weapons can be achieved.
- Jonathan Schell a senior visiting lecturer in international studies at Yale University and author of "The Unconquerable World" and the "Fate of the Earth," among other titles.
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