Posts Tagged: nuclear power

Olzhas Suleimenov and the Power of Antinuclear Activism

By

Suleimenov the nomad, the climber of high walls of adventure.

...more

Vonnegut’s Nuclear Bow-tie

By

Twenty years before Slaughterhouse-Five, a broke Kurt Vonnegut came up with an idea for an atomic bow-tie. While he became known for his environmentalism later in life, in 1950, Vonnegut—like America at large—seemed ready to cash-in on the atomic. “By the the mid-twentieth century, Americans had waded through the muck of the Great Depression and […]

...more

Murakami on Nuclear Power

By

Novelist Haruki Murakami critiqued Japan’s reliance on nuclear energy in his International Catalunya prize acceptance speech. He explained the government’s use of nuclear power as a nearsighted decision, solely based on convenience and efficiency. “’We must not be afraid to dream,’ he said. ‘Do not be caught up by the evil dogs that carry the […]

...more