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Nuclear disarmament the topic at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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For years it was something only peaceniks would openly discuss. Now, it seems, everybody wants to talk about nuclear disarmament, from former president Jimmy Carter to higher-ups in the Reagan administration.

This week, reports NPR, over 70 people once powerful in government are meeting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to find ways to persuade governments to seriously work towards the elimination of nuclear weapons.

The meeting, NPR says, reflects that nuclear disarmament is one of the few bipartisan issues left.

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From the piece:

"Lawrence S. Wittner, a history professor at New York State's University at Albany, is the author of several volumes on anti-nuclear efforts, including Toward Nuclear Abolition: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1971 to the Present. Wittner is keeping close watch on the event at the Reagan Library, which he says "is indicative of how much progress has been made in convincing former members of the national security establishment and other world leaders that the maintenance of nuclear arsenals imperils the world.""

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