The Invisible Enemy: A Global History Of Chemical And Biological Warfare
- Author: Girish Kuber, Subha Pande
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- ISBN: 9789356296909
At various points in history, chemical and pharmaceutical giants have produced weapons of mass destruction and benefited from them. This unsettling practice gained momentum during the First World War. One company's success in producing a chemical whose vapour could burn through skin motivated a rival firm to come up with a compound that caused blindness. Even LSD, one of the world's most infamous drugs, was conceived by a pharma major. More recently, during the Afghan War, there were concerted efforts to create a large population of drug addicts.
The Invisible Enemy, a translation of Girish Kuber's Yuddha Jivanche, explores the history of biological and chemical warfare, and provides a shocking window to how multinational companies and developed v=nations are creating some extremely dangerous viruses and biological weapons that have the potential to wipe out humanity.
This book serves as a wake-up call to humankind, which, in its lethal game of one-upmanship, is hurting towards its own destruction.