Almost Everything in “Dr. Strangelove” Was True – The New Yorker

Almost Everything in “Dr. Strangelove” Was True – The New Yorker.

Having read Schlosser’s book and also Scarry’s and others’ accounts of reiterated disasters and near calamities—and having worked as a researcher during grad school on a film on Cold War propaganda (this, at Columbia)… Yikes. And I do recommend Schlosser’s book. But, oddly, I’ve never been at all plagued by the notion that it may all come to a nuclear end. I suppose drank deeply from the future is great through. Now, however, I realize that the future is not by any means a kind of destiny (good or bad) but an unfolding narrative that can be and is shaped but can’t be stopped: A Beckettish end.