Recalling a Quest to Ban the Bomb

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In 1988, former New York Times reporter Philip Taubman watched as top American and Soviet officials came close to a historic deal to eliminate all their nuclear weapons. Now, more than 25 years later with Iran's nuclear program in the news, Taubman's story of the near-abolition of nuclear weaponry still has resonance. He has written a new book about the 1980s push to "ban the bomb," and he joins us in-studio.


Philip Taubman, consulting professor at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation and author of "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb"