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Are We Dead? Nuclear Policy and the Zombie Apocalypse

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“A performative contradiction is a statement that contradicts its own assertion. For example, the unrecorded statement “I am dead” is a performative contradiction in that the speaker is clearly alive while making the claim. There are performative contradictions not only in statements, but also in policies. The mother of them all is found in current nuclear weapons policy on the planet. Nuclear weapons cannot be rationally advanced in argument as an instrument of policy.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/archives/zombies-are-us-122612/, New Clear Vision http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/01/03/rust-in-peace/, Winslow Myers Blog http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/2012/12/are.html, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/51649, San Francisco Informer http://sanfrancisco.informermg.com/2012/12/17/are-we-dead-nuclear-policy-and-the-zombie-apocalypse/
Date: December 12,15,17,26,2012, January 3,2013

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