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Duck and Cover

To Bomb Iran, or Not: What Would Ike Do?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, should they be stopped before or after they may or may not have one? This is the scary, geo-political issue of the day involving the Middle East and therefore the world.

Remember Duck and Cover? What Safety Experts May Have Been Thinking

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

How did safety experts come to feel that hiding under a desk or in a hallway with one's hands over one's head would protect against nuclear catastrophe?

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

The New Survivalism

New York Times | Alex Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

THE traditional face of survivalism is that of a shaggy loner in camouflage, holed up in a cabin in the wilderness and surrounded by cases of canned g...