Nuclear War Is Still Very Possible and Very Scary

Worry about nuclear weapons has faded, but the threat has not

People light around 3,500 candles at the Peace Park in Nagasaki, Japan, to commemorate victims of the wartime atomic bombing of the city. Photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images

By Tyler Cowen

One of the most striking facts of today’s world is that young people do not seem to worry very much about nuclear war. Climate change is by far the larger concern, while nuclear war is seen as a threat of the past. As Chapin Boyer, who is…

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