Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor of psychology at Alfred State College, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of PAPERBACK PARADE, a quarterly magazine published by Gryphon Books of New York. Titled “Philip Wylie’s Nuclear Nightmare,” the article states that writer Philip Wylie (1902-1971) was an expert on nuclear energy who wrote extensively about the perils of a global atomic war. Wylie’s astute observations on the cold war and the atomic era are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago.
The author notes that Philip Wylie had a “Q” clearance for access to classified information, observed the atomic bomb tests in Nevada, and served as a special consultant to the Federal Civil Defense Administration. This scientific expertise enabled Wylie to become the chief oracle of the atomic age, and he wrote numerous books and articles about the causes and consequences of nuclear conflict. Wylie concluded that no nation at war can ever be victorious when massive quantities of nuclear weapons are employed. The mutual destruction of both countries is assured in such a confrontation.
Kellogg joined the Alfred State faculty in 1970 after completing graduate studies at Alfred University and the University of Rochester. He is the author of three books dealing with legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his articles frequently appear in popular magazines and professional journals.