Sleepwalking to Armageddon edited by Helen Caldicott

A frightening but necessary assessment of the threat posed by nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century, edited by the world’s leading antinuclear activist

“Dr. Helen Caldicott has the rare ability to combine science with passion, logic with love, and urgency with humor.” —Naomi Klein

In Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the world’s leading nuclear scientists and thought leaders to assess the political and scientific dimensions of the threat of nuclear war today.

The book ends with a devastating description of what a nuclear attack on Manhattan would look like, followed by an overview of contemporary antinuclear activism. Both essential and terrifying, this book is sure to become the new bible of the antinuclear movement—to wake us from our complacency and urge us to action.


Our theme - Let's Get Curious - also invites us to get serious about understanding where we're at and what confronts us. The passion, conviction and lifelong courage of Helen Caldicott will be honoured at Festival 2018 as she speaks about her latest book on the threats posed by nuclear armaments.