a sibilant intake of breath…

From Canada, a bright young blogger named Milan Ilnyckyj (a pronunciation guide is on his site) makes a number of interesting and positive points about my book. His review correctly points out that In Mortal Hands downplays the technical aspects of nuclear energy in the interests of lay readers who might otherwise get discouraged and put the book down. More critically, he says the book “does not provide a sufficiently broad minded basis for reaching a final judgment on nuclear energy.” My aim was to tell the story behind the failure of nuclear energy — why it came to a virtual standstill — rather than to debate the pros
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