Under the ICT mushroom cloud

Saturday, October 24, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Seventy years ago, fifty-one nations saw the need to prevent us from using our ability to destroy each other. It was not coincidental that the creation of the UN followed closely on the deployment of a weapon capable of destroying the planet – the Atomic Bomb. Today the United Nations numbers one hundred ninety two of the world’s one hundred ninety seven nations. Only the Vatican has deliberately chosen to be a non-member opting instead for official observer status. On Saturday, October 24th I found myself thinking about the UN, its founding following the atomic realities of World War II, our current world, and the emerging but as yet unknown threats we face.  Nuclear Armageddon will always be a…


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