>>3096307>No it hasn't. You're just inferring that because nuclear weapons were invented 70 years ago.
No, he's saying that because deterrence combined with the UN actually has prevented not only nuclear destruction since 1945, but any form of global conflict. It brought us out of the horrible period of total wars and back to the relative safety of limited wars. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, US hegemony in the now unipolar international system has produced a period of extreme peace. Don't think for a second that second strike capability has nothing to do with that.
Now, in the long run they are definitely extremely dangerous. Eventually a madman is bound to use nuclear weapons with a complete disregard for the consequences. So the fear is always there, which is horrible, but I'll gladly take it over fighting in a world war. I don't think you fully appreciate how bad those were.