This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information, see our privacy statement

New Left Review I/179, January-February 1990

Jens Reich

Germany—a Binary Poison

A brilliant invention. Two containers holding two chemical substances. Each in itself almost harmless. Only when the shell strikes do they react with one another and together turn into a deadly chemical weapon.

Just nearly harmless. Disposal is difficult, as with most organic compounds. Incinerate the contents of a gallon drum and the whole citywill be wreathed in smoke. But discharge it into the sewage and iridescent greenish puddles will form, in the sludge the bacteria will suffocate again. . .

Subscribe for just £40 and get free access to the archive
Please login on the left to read more or buy the article for £3


Jens Reich, ‘Germany--A Binary Poison’, NLR I/179: £3

If you want to create a new NLR account please register here

’My institution subscribes to NLR, why can't I access this article?’