Tag Archives: Nuclear War

On the Beach

On the Beach is a film from 1959 that takes place after a nuclear war has devastated and rendered uninhabitable the entire world, except for Australia, which managed to survive the nuclear holocaust by being too unimportant to bother nuking.  Even … Continue reading

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Mertvaya Ruka, the Dead Hand

Have you ever seen Doctor Strangelove?  If not, you really should.  It’s amazing and hilarious.  If you’re a decent human being, though, and have seen it, then you surely remember the doomsday weapon that the Soviets had built: a machine that would, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Gift Ideas

Stickying this for a bit, as it’s nearly Christmas again.  I hope this helps someone! I’ve had an interest in nuclear war and bombs for a while now (purely theoretical, of course), and with Christmas coming up, I thought it … Continue reading

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Restricted Data

Today while going through Reddit I came across the blog Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog.  It’s run by Alex Wellerstein, and it’s all about nuclear secrecy, nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, &c.  It’s incredibly interesting stuff if you’re into that sort … Continue reading

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The Nuclear War Atlas

I love the Nuclear War Atlas and its author, William Bunge.  Before him, I had never really thought of cartography as a tool for social justice.  I had really only associated it with dry historical narrative, interesting facts, or with propaganda, … Continue reading

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I’m Glad I’m Here With You

I ran into the living room, out of breath.  Olivia was watching the news, hunched forward on the couch, her hand to her mouth. “Let’s go to the beach!” “Now?” she asked. “Why not?” I asked.  “What are we going … Continue reading

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The Dead Hand

The Dead Hand It is difficult to keep the spectre of death at the front of one’s mind.  Eventually, a human being can adapt to anything.  Your first few weeks working at a nuclear launch facility, the dread of having … Continue reading

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