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Mutually Appreciated Destruction

Mutually Assured Destruction: In 1962, US Secretary of State Robert McNamara lays the foundational philosophy for “rational” nuclear deterrence: build as many nukes as possible, so that if the US were ever attacked, it would be able to respond so powerfully as to completely obliterate the Soviet Union. So, if either side knows attacking the other would lead to selfannihilation, no reasonable human would press the launch button. A new era of unwinnable war, of constant and paralyzing fear amongst the populace with its destiny completely beyond its own control – a constant nightmare to be entertained through media, ranging from satiric to jingoistic to cathartic.

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Profile for Syros International Film Festival (SIFF)

Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) catalog 2017  

Cracking Up: Syros Int’l Film Festival 2017 Catalogue. Including original texts by Cassandra Celestin, Nathaniel Draper, Aaron Khandros, Jac...

Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) catalog 2017  

Cracking Up: Syros Int’l Film Festival 2017 Catalogue. Including original texts by Cassandra Celestin, Nathaniel Draper, Aaron Khandros, Jac...

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