Since the deployment of the first atomic weapons, people everywhere have lived with the possibility that everything they hold dear-their lives, their families, their careers and even the human species itself-could be extinguished in a few moments of devastation. Such consequences would be so overwhelming that, for many, the only defense is a hope it will never happen. Yet as the number of countries with atomic and nuclear weapons has risen and an international black market actively trades nuclear materials, action is likely to prove a far stronger deterrent than hope. To be effective, that action would have to address the real source of the danger. Does it lie in the awesome destructive power of modern weapons? Is it the damaging
effects of the radiation that would creep across continents? Or does the actual cause lie elsewhere? In a message of compelling urgency, Ron not only answers these questions, but also shows how to resolve the situation at its very core. For the most fundamental danger of all lies not in the weapons themselves, but in the barbarity that would drive men to deploy them against their fellows. To assist both individuals and governments not only to maintain stability, but to defeat their real enemies-disease, the elements and Man's own unreason-L. Ron Hubbard sets out a humanitarian program vital to all. Applied broadly, it could raise Man to a high enough level of understanding that individuals could live their lives free not only from war and the fear of war, but free even from the possibility that a war could ever again occur.
Author, humanitarian and Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most acclaimed figures of the modern age. In a writing career spanning more than half a century, he was both a leading light of American fiction and the author of more than 35 million words of nonfiction--the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit, providing the only road to total spiritual freedom. To date, more than 320 million copies of his works are in circulation worldwide, in 71 languages. All told, those works comprise over 3.000 recorded lectures and some 1.084 written publications, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers. Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work. Yet the essence of L. Ron Hubbard's legacy is perhaps best expressed in his simple declaration: "I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days. "These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is."