Jean-Pierre Baudet

Nuclear energy as the continuation of war by other means - Jean-Pierre Baudet

In this text written in 1986 in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster, Jean-Pierre Baudet defines nuclear power as “the logical result of the theoretical-practical aberration based on the dispossession of men...reduced to the status of mere economic subjects”, and discusses certain features it has in common with commodity society, such as its basis in separation and secrecy, its “blind indifference” regarding the survival of its protagonists and its “hostility towards man” as it decrees “a permanent state of emergency” and wages “the real total war about which the madmen of the past could only dream” against its “inadequate” human “prop”.