McGovern's 1972 White House run was the last time presidential politics would be so open or so democratic.
This article addresses the conflicts of interest between nuclear scientists and the need for disarmament.
The powers in control of US public policy and their far-flung global allies appear to have learned nothing from the extraordinary opportunity we lost for a more peaceful world at the Cold War's end.
When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
It's time for a nuclear energy time-out.