Dark Forebodings: It is difficult to see past tragedies in the future with nuclear weapons

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Dark Forebodings: It is difficult to see past tragedies in the future with nuclear weapons

ON January 22, the United Nations ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: they are now illegal, globally. So what? We all know that we live in a world of “realpolitik”: power rules. How can we understand the threat posed here? Alan Riach argues that we can do so most deeply by bringing together two of the greatest artists of the last 200 years, Gustav Mahler and Sorley MacLean.

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Dark Forebodings: It is difficult to see past tragedies in the future with nuclear weapons