James Thackara, nationally and internationally acclaimed novelist, was born in California, moved to England and became a citizen there. He and his wife recently returned to the US after his 50-year stay.
James’ first novel, America’s Children, as well as his second and third, Ahab’s Daughter and Book of Kings, include aspects of the “nuclear state”. This video records the first time he has spoken out as a lifelong witness to the nuclear state.
For anyone interested in the development of nuclear power and/or weapons, past and present “state of affairs”, and future projections, it is a gripping personal account from a fascinating writer involved with this existential threat for most of his life.