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  •  glad you had the courage (8+ / 0-)

    to tell it like it is - so many people tend to erase the reality of what authors truly stand for and their actual message.  When I was in graduate school, I planned to write a thesis (no, never did finish it) about the novelists who dealt with nuclear holocaust, and how so many of them painted nuclear war as something easily overcome with a well-planned underground bunker, gas generators, and good old Yankee ingenuity.  Perpetuating the myth of the survivable nuclear war went a long ways toward giving us the Reagan rhetoric about the Evil Empire and leading us to the brink of actual nuclear war in the 1980's.

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:46:40 AM PDT

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