by Ken Coates
In 1980, facing up to a renewed upsurge of militarism, the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation joined forces with a number of others to launce the appeal for European Nuclear Disarmament. This began with a warning. “We are entering the most dangerous decade in history”, it said. There is a good deal of new evidence to show that this appreciation was exact, containing not a milligram of exaggeration.