Naval War College Review

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The Second Nuclear Age,


Readers of Colin Gray’s earlier works will not be disappointed by this new book, nor will his critics be surprised by his conclusions. Gray argues that the end of the Cold War does not mean that nuclear weapons can be eliminated or forgotten. This book is indeed valuable for noting, and taking to task, the wide variety of academic trends and fashions that have drawn such opti- mistic conclusions since the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union.