Professor James Volk is a political scientist at Burgoyne University and the author of The Bomb Myth (New York, 1967), a bestselling analysis of geopolitics in the age of the atomic bomb. Volk argued in The Bomb Myth that atomic weapons could be used to deter attack, but could not be used as offensive weapons without provoking retaliation. After the split at the Liberal Party convention in January 1968, the breakaway Peace and Justice Party nominated Volk for Governor-General. Volk took part in a vitavised debate on February 7 with People's Coalition candidate Carter Monaghan and Liberal candidate Jason Winters, and was generally regarded by reporters as the most attractive speaker. In the 1968 Grand Council elections, the Peace and Justice Party won 17 seats, due in part to Volk's appeal among voters.