Articles by Peter J. Kuznick« Back to list
Peter J. Kuznick is associate professor of history and director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University. Author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America(1987) and coeditor of Rethinking Cold War Culture (2001), he studies nuclear issues, past and present, and is writing a book about scientists and the Vietnam War. In 2003, he helped found the Committee for a National Discussion of Nuclear History and Current Policy in response to the latest Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit and helps coordinate the Nuclear Education Project. He has also written a screenplay on the early Cold War.
Japan, the Atomic Bomb, and the “Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Power”•Japanese translation available
Defending the Indefensible: A Meditation on the Life of Hiroshima Pilot Paul Tibbets, Jr.
The Decision to Risk the Future: Harry Truman, the Atomic Bomb and the Apocalyptic Narrative
“We used chemical weapons in Vietnam”: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick explain how telling the untold history can change the world for the better