References in my book to the computer driven Doomsday Machine revealed in the 1964 movie Dr Strangelove have been disbelieved by some readers who didn't live through those days. Well the truth is now out for all to see. Author Daniel Ellsberg (legendary leaker of the Pentagon Papers in 1971) has revealed all in his book "The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner". In some ways the truth is even worse than the fiction and the excellent book review in The TImes of December 16th 2017 is itself very sober reading. Can the human race be trusted with nuclear weapons?