What are the most promising strategies for reducing the risks posed by nuclear weapons / reducing the risk of nuclear war?
To cast one vote.… Wait patiently for the moment when our society is ready to face this threat, and have a plan for what we can contribute when that happens.
Off the top of my head, an example of such a plan might be to assemble a group of retired American and Russian diplomats and generals etc and task them with the challenge of working out a process of disarmament. We aren’t ready for such a plan now, but it would be good to have one ready to go for when the time is right.
Here’s an “act now” idea that might help somewhat.
What if somebody knowledgable and articulate ran for Congress on a single issue nuclear weapons platform? They pledge that the nuclear threat is the one and only topic they will be addressing during their term in office. They aren’t going to spend a minute raising money for the next campaign, study any other issue, or talk about anything else. They will instead spend every waking minute for the next 2 years talking exclusively about nuclear weapons to any audience that will listen.
This would be a novel approach to politics that I think would likely be quite interesting to the media.
A first term congress person has very little power, especially if that power is spread out over countless issues. But if a creative congress person focuses all their power on a single issue, and takes a novel approach to politics which earns them a lot of media coverage, it might make a real difference.
Ok, so which of you guys is going to run?