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Sunday, July 10, 2011

UNPUBLISHED BOOK

In the summer of 1962, as readers of my Autobiography know, I wrote a short book called The Rhetoric of Deterrence, growing out of my struggles in the nuclear disarmament movement. I was unable to get it published [Harvard thought it was too political -- Harper and Row thought it was too technical], and for the past forty-nine years, it has languished on my shelf, joined eventually by two other books -- about my family -- that were by their nature not really publishable. This morning, I posted The Rhetoric of Deterrence on box.net. Perhaps, half a century later, someone will find it of interest.

3 comments:

Ryan Andrew Murphy said...

I'd be curious to see the book — i even signed up for a box account... However i can't find the file by searching for "The Rhetoric of Deterrence".
Can you post a direct link?
Thanks.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

If you go to Box.net from my blog [link at the top], you shoud find it there, under archived files, etc., right after the several volumes of my autobiography.

Ryan Andrew Murphy said...

Thanks. Found it — and several other interesting articles! I'm especially interested in your critique of Nozick (whom i found persuasive, despite my anarchistic presuppositions). Cheers.