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The nuclear threat and TV movie-as-warning

Back in 1983, just about everybody watched the made-for-TV movie “The Day After.” The 33-year-old film became a hot topic again, at least for a few hours, when its airing was re-lived in the 2016 TV series “The Americans.” Coincidentally, … Continue reading

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Thank You, Stanislav Petrov

>Where were you in September, 1983? I was in college. A typical day would have involved going to classes, maybe a few hours of work at the mall, possibly a rehearsal for the musical “Of Thee I Sing” – I … Continue reading

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