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Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes back political affairs specialist Derek Boothby to talk about the politics of nuclear weapons. Whether we think about nuclear weapons or not, since the dawn of the nuclear weapon age in 1945 we have lived, and continue to live, under the nuclear shadow. This talk will focus not on the technical or military aspects, but on the politics: Why do countries have them, or not have them? What is their purpose, or purposes? What lies in the politics of keeping and updating them? Can we ever do away with them altogether? If so, how? If not, why not? What are the prospects of proliferation? What political efforts are being taken to curb them? And are such efforts successful? Political leaders must wrestle with these and other related questions and there are no easy answers. Registration for the talk is $18 per person in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.