An essay (and book) by Lewis Thomas. The essay talks about the threat of nuclear war, and its psychological impact on those who have to live with that threat. Thomas talks about how the fear of nuclear war has ruined his ability to enjoy Mahler's Ninth Symphony, and would be likely to make a young person hate civilization and want to be free of it; see Global Thermonuclear War, Cold War, duck and cover, MAD.

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