Nobel was a genuine friend of peace. He even went so far as to believe that he had invented a tool of destruction, dynamite, which would make war so senseless that it would become impossible. He was wrong.
By Kjølv Egeland
”The ban treaty is thus simultaneously more radical and less dramatic than many seem to suppose. On the one hand, the ban treaty signals a revolutionary kick in the teeth to the hierarchical world order the leaders of the nuclear-armed states take for granted. The ban treaty will make it much more difficult for such leaders to claim that they have a recognised “right” to possess nuclear weapons.”