Review: The Star Wars Enigma, by Nigel Hey

 作者:倪垂押     |      日期:2019-03-02 01:02:00
By Jeff Hecht FOR many, it defined the presidency of Ronald Reagan. A grandiose plan to build a defensive shield against nuclear missiles, it was called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) by Reagan and his allies. The label that stuck, however, was “Star Wars,” coined by arch-enemy Senator Ted Kennedy the day after Reagan announced the scheme in 1983. Reaganites saw it as a bold initiative to render nuclear weapons “impotent and obsolete” and end the nightmare of nuclear war. To the critics,