Elizabeth just watched “Dr. Strangelove” while preparing our dinner. As my friends know, I hold this film in esteem above all others. Yes, it’s hilarious, but its supreme merit is that despite its seemingly over-the-top characters and story, it is actually a truer-than-true representation of politico-military elites, their thinking, and their actions in the nuclear age over a period of several decades (and perhaps still). The truth is that these people, insofar as we may judge by their words and their actions, were utterly insane, and the world was extremely fortunate to have averted an all-out nuclear war between the USSR and the USA. This good fortune was on many occasions a very close thing.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Bob Higgs on 'Dr. Strangelove'
Higgs writes on his Facebook page:
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