SEE HERE Nuclear war would be a devastating disaster in human and economic terms. But what deters it continues to be the capacity of those attacked to retaliate. Insofar as that is reduced the probability of actually having a nuclear war increases. The usual liberal platitudes that somehow we are hated because we are strong fail in the face of reality that the weak are victims and need the strong to protect them. What we need to be doing is emphasizing virtue and principle not exposing ourselves to destruction by the forces bent on global domination.