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Nov 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM
by Ira Chernus

By sobering coincidence, I finished reading Jonathan Schell’s new book, The Seventh Decade, just as George W. Bush, Ehud Olmert, and Mahmous Abbas were getting ready to go onstage for their starring roles in the U.S. - produced theatrical spectacle, “Peace Talks at Annapolis.” Schell thinks that the new phase of the nuclear age we are in now may be the most dangerous of all. “Peace Talks” gives us one more good reason to believe he may be right.

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