Imagining a world free of nuclear arms
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The world, though, is still very much as it was during the Cold War. Russia recently annexed Crimea, usurping control of the region from Ukraine after Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, fell from power amid a corruption scandal. In “The Day After,” a skirmish between Soviet and West German forces balloons into all-out nuclear war.
As the poet Robert Frost might say, we have miles and miles to go before we sleep. I must thank Jonathan Schell, though. The world is a better place because he lived.
Scott Brinton is senior editor of the Bellmore and Merrick Heralds and an adjunct professor at the Hofstra University Graduate Journalism Program. Comments? SBrinton@liherald.com or (516) 569-4000 ext. 203. Brinton’s profile and posts can be found at facebook.com/scottabrinton.