Archive for March, 2011


The Nuclear Threat

Just before the Cold War thawed, it got very cold indeed. An article appeared in the paper about what parts of southern California were likely targets for a nuclear attack. The accompanying map showed an intersection less than five miles from our house.  After that, I could not stop thinking about my sons dying in a nuclear attack and finally, to deal with my obsession, I became involved with a group planning to protest the production of Cruise Missiles in a General Dynamics plant.  This was also not far from our home.

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Matt Damon

I plan to read The New Yorker for the rest of my life. I like the cartoons, the book reviews and the profiles and the humor and the poetry, blah-blah-blah, and I’ve always had a lot of faith in the magazine’s movie reviews, always until last week when it totally failed me and I almost skipped “The Adjustment Bureau.”

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