The Nuclear Option
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: Leonard Beaton and John Maddox. Published for the Institute of Strategic Studies by Chatto and Windus, 18s. 210 pp.
When a difficult task has been performed once, it is often supposed that it is easier to perform it another time. Thus nowadays no-one is likely to be particularly impressed by the news that Everest is climbed, though the task is presumably only slightly easier than it was in 1953.
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