April 10, 2014

Eric Schlosser: Nuclear Nightmares

Eric Schlosser: Nuclear Nightmares

Ahead of our show on nuclear weapons, we’re speaking with Eric Schlosser, the investigative reporter of Fast Food Nation fame, who has assembled what reads like a Letterman list of hair-raising nuclear bungles and close calls with catastrophe. Command and Control is smelling salts for historical amnesia if lived through the Cold War and repressed it. It could scare the pants off you, if you thought there was nothing to worry about.

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  • Peter Lake

    Command and Control is one of the scariest books I’ve ever read. I assume Mr. Schlosser has spoken to his father-in-law, Robert Redford, about doing it as a film?
    I’d watch, hands over my eyes, fingers spread apart just enough to see.

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