One of my favorite movies is Wargames, which came out in 1983. It is pure Hollywood and pure entertainment, but the basic message of the film is that there are no winners in a nuclear war. However, I needed no convincing, the Cuban Missile Crisis certainly scared me. I would place it in the same category as H.G. Wells's short story "The Country Of the Blind," which celebrated the value of minority opinion. Sometimes fiction illuminates facts on the ground, but one must be careful that historical analysis is not colored by popular generalizations. I am sure the books reviewed are excellent, but we need the information they contain in short form for the general public.
Pervis J. casey
Nov 29 2007 - 6:01pm