Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse

Essay by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at Catholic News Agency. "Translated by Anian Christoph Wimmer. Quotes from Scripture use Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)."

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Reading Rat - February 2019

Articles, essays, reviews

The American Bookstore: Prologue and The American Bookstore: A List by Tara Ann Thieke at Front Porch Republic

Tidying Up Legal Publishing by Benjamin Scott Wright at The Editing Lawyer

Book discussions

Great Books Roundtable Discussions, March 27th: Djuna Barnes "A Night Among the Horses: (1919) and "How It Feels to Be Forcibly Fed" (1914); and Flannery O’Connor "A Temple of the Holy Ghost" (1959) and "Good Country People" (1959), Special Collections Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

Current Reading: March, Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus; then April, Plato, Gorgias; from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World, Great Conversation Reading Group

Publishers, booksellers

Iron Filings or Scribblings: Thinking Things Out, by Eva Brann, new at Paul Dry Books

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Reading Rat - January 2019

Articles, essays, reviews

How Hollywood Gets the Publishing Industry Wrong, by Sloane Crosley

I decreased my phone screen time by 80%—this is how I did it by Jason Tashea at ABA Journal

Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence by Alex Berenson

Book discussions

Great Books Roundtable Discussions, February 27th, All My Sons (1947), by Arthur Miller, Special Collections Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

Current Reading: February, Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children, then March, Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, Ecclesiazusae, and Plutus; from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World, Great Conversation Reading Group

Monday, December 31, 2018

Reading Rat - December 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

Books of the Year 2018: From autofiction to ‘unbooks’ and ‘Ancient Mariner novels’, The Times Literary Supplement

Best Books of 2018, 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards

Solzhenitsyn as he saw himself, review essay by Stephen Kotkin "on the turbulent life, exile and writing of the Russian author"

Music Without a Destination, review by Matthew Aucoin of Debussy: A Painter in Sound,by Stephen Walsh

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment & Use of the School Trust Funds, WisconsinEye audio/video

Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior, by Daniel T. Willingham

The 2018 CRB Christmas Reading List, The Claremont Review of Books

Crossword 1255, The Times Literary Supplement

‘The Great Literary Bake Off’, cartoon by Ella Baron

The Master Recycler, review by George B. Stauffer of Listening to Bach: The Mass in B Minor and the Christmas Oratorio, by Daniel R. Melamed

The world this year, at The Economist

Merry Christmas, by Tony Strobl, reconsideration of this comic book story at Duck Comics Review

Arlo and Janis, by Jimmy Johnson

2019 in public domain, Wikipedia entry

Book discussions

Great Books Roundtable Discussions, Special Collections Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries: January 30th, Libation Bearers, by Aeschylus (458 BCE; translation by David Mulroy, 2018)

Great Conversation Reading Group, Current Reading from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World: January 2019 - Marcel Proust, Swann in Love; February 2019 - Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children

Publishers, booksellers

The Great Chicago Book Sale, The University of Chicago Press

Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmastime For The Jews

TV Funhouse episode on Saturday Night Live

"This retro-looking Rankin/Bass-style animation combined with a Phil Spector-esque song (sung by Darlene Love) that shows all the great things the Jews get to do while the Christians are away celebrating Christmas."

See the lyrics at Saturday Night Live Transcripts.

Here's a List of Saturday TV Funhouse segments,

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Flynn Fiasco

"A sentencing hearing devolves into a spectacle of misinformation." says this editorial by The Wall Street Journal, here quoted at length at Instapundit.
"Well, that was bizarre. We’re referring to the fiasco Tuesday of what was supposed to be the sentencing of Michael Flynn. The sentencing was postponed until next year, but not before federal Judge Emmet Sullivan damaged his own reputation with an extraordinary public attack on the former national security adviser for a crime he’s not been charged with or admitted to.

"Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty a year ago to a single count of lying to the FBI. Yet after being assured that the former three-star general is sticking with his plea, Judge Sullivan unloaded on the defendant over his supposed violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA.

"'All along, you were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the National Security Adviser to the President of the United States. That undermines everything this flag over here stands for. Arguably you sold your country out,' said the judge. He also used the words 'treason' and 'treasonous.'

But Mr. Mueller has never charged Mr. Flynn with violating FARA, though the former general did represent the government of Turkey before he joined the Trump Administration. A judge isn’t supposed to lose his cool on the bench and berate a defendant for crimes that haven’t been adjudicated in court, much less spread false information.

The outburst was too much even for the lawyers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who had to tell the judge that Mr. Flynn did not represent any foreign entity while at the White House. Judge Sullivan later apologized, sort of, telling the courtroom not 'to read too much into' his outburst about 'treason.' But that came after the falsehood made global headlines."
(via Althouse)

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas movie episodes of MST3K

Better known for Thanksgiving Day "Turkey" mockathons, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has featured three Christmas movies:

  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), Experiment 321, hosted by Joel Robinson
  • Santa Claus (1959), Experiment 521, hosted by Mike Nelson
  • The Christmas that Almost Wasn't (Il Natale che quasi non fu 1959), Experiment 1113, hosted by Jonah Ray
Jack Frost (Morózko 1964), Experiment 813, hosted by Mike Nelson, isn't literally about Christmas but comes close if judged by U.S. television specials.

(via via Gavin Jasper at Den of Geek)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Reading Rat - October 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

‘A cluster of signs’, cartoon by Ella Baron

America’s Cold Civil War, by Charles R. Kesler

New books

You Can Understand Aquinas: A Guide to Thomas' Metaphysical Jargon, by Matt Fradd and Robert A. Delfino, at Pints with Aquinas

Finance and Philosophy: Why We're Always Surprised, by Alex J. Pollock, at Paul Dry Books

Library visited

Coupeville Library, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, a branch of the Sno-Isle Libraries: reading room features view of Penn Cove, tables with built-in power outlets between chairs, and a "coffee table" book on each.

Book stores visited

Moonraker Books, "Books to delight the mind", Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington

The Kingfisher, "Coupeville's waterfront bookstore", Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washingtone

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Reading Rat - September 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

A Short History of American Medical Insurance, by John Steele Gordon, at Imprimis

At The Economist, Schools Brief on Liberalism:

- The brains trust: The ideas of liberalism’s greatest thinkers; And why they still matter.

- The father of liberalism: Against the tyranny of the majority John Stuart Mill's warning still resonates today.

- De Tocqueville and the French exception: The gloomiest of the great liberals worried that democracy might not be compatible with liberty.

- Was John Maynard Keynes a liberal? People should be free to choose. It was their freedom not to choose that troubled him.

- The exiles fight back: Hayek, Popper and Schumpeter formulated a response to tyranny. Their lives and reputations diverged, but their ideas were rooted in the traumas of their shared birthplace.

- Three post-war liberals strove to establish the meaning of freedom: Berlin, Rawls and Nozick put their faith in the sanctity of the individual.

- The prophets of illiberal progress: Rousseau, Marx and Nietzsche. Terrible things have been done in their name.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Reading Rat - August 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

Hemingway Story From 1956 Published for First Time, by Hillel Italie, Associated Press

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?, by Max Langridge and Dan Grabham

Best eBook Creators of 2018, by Jessica Richards

The Hedonism of Reading Good Books: It's a pleasure that infuses life with richness and it's available for the price of a library card, by E.J. Hutchinson

Literary umami, by Eri Hotta, review of Sōseki: Modern Japan’s greatest novelist, by John Nathan

10 Travel Writers, 10 Favorite Hotels

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment and Use of the School Trust Funds, WisconsinEye audio/video

Breaking News, cartoon by Ella Baron

Modern family by Stephen Marche, "on the return of the incest aesthetic in culture"

An Evolutionary Theory for the Variability Hypothesis, by Theodore P. Hill (via Steven Hayward at PowerLine)

Bibliomania! College students go head-to-head in a competition for the best undergraduate book collection, by Susie Allen

Technical Appendix, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty

The World Inequality Database (via Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty)

The Great Divergence, by Timothy Noah

Book discussions

Great Books Roundtable Discussions, Special Collections Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries: September 26, Desiderius Erasmus, "A Pilgrimage for the Sake of Religion" (1525)

Book sales

Franklin - Wisconsin - search U.S. and Canada - at Book Sale Finder, note sale at Franklin Public Library August 23-26, 2018

Publishers

New and Forthcoming at Paul Dry Books

Author appearances, lectures, conferences

Upcoming events at Barnes and Noble, Greenfield

Upcoming events at Boswell Books, Milwaukee

Author appearances at Milwaukee Public Library locations

Open Future Festival: Remake the case for freedom, rights and progress, The Economist, September 15, 2018, New York

Front Porch Republic Annual Conference, "1968 Fifty Years Later: A Re-Evaluation", September 22, 2018, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Catholic Answers Conference, "Faith and Science", September 27-30, 2018, San Diego, California.

Pope Francis Symposium, "Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives", October 8-11, 2018, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin, Wisconsin.

Economics and the Human Person, First Things Intellectual Retreat, Philadelphia, October 12-13, 2018

Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 23-26, 2018 at the Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Thomas More’s Epigrams and Humanist Letters, 500 Years Later: A Reassessment, November 2-3, 2018, The Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas

Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, "Intellectual Sensibilities", November 8-11, 2018, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

AHA Annual Meeting, "Loyalties", American Historical Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

MLA Annual Convention, "Textual Transactions", Modern Language Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Reading Rat - July 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

Holy Apostles Recent Publications and More, by John Gist, The Dead Philosophers Society

On Memory, Hope & Cultural Renewal: Inaugural Florovsky Lecture, by Erin Doom, Eighth Day Institute

What Madison Wrought, by Kevin Gutzman, The Weekly Standard

Lovers of Wisdom, by Jim Holt, review of Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, by Diogenes Laertius, translated from the Greek by Pamela Mensch, edited by James Miller

No coward soul was hers, review essay by Jacqueline Banerjee "on the lives and afterlives of Emily Brontë"

Five Pitfalls of Putting Robert’s Rules of Order in Your Non-Profit’s Bylaws, by Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, and Jacob L. Zerkle, Chicago, Quarles & Brady LLP

Book sales

Hunger book sale, August 3-7, 2018, All Saints Cathedral, 816 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee

Franklin - Wisconsin - search U.S. and Canada - at Book Sale Finder, note sale at Franklin Public Library August 23-26, 2018

Publishers

New and Forthcoming at Paul Dry Books

Author appearances, lectures, conferences

Upcoming events at Barnes and Noble, Greenfield

Upcoming events at Boswell Books, Milwaukee

Author appearances at Milwaukee Public Library locations

The Life of the Mind, First Things 2018 Intellectual Retreat, New York City, August 10-12, 2018

Catholic Answers Conference, "Faith and Science", September 27-30, 2018, San Diego, California.

Front Porch Republic Annual Conference, "1968 Fifty Years Later: A Re-Evaluation", September 22, 2018, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Pope Francis Symposium, "Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives", October 8-11, 2018, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 23-26, 2018 at the Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Thomas More’s Epigrams and Humanist Letters, 500 Years Later: A Reassessment, November 2-3, 2018, The Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas

Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, "Intellectual Sensibilities", November 8-11, 2018, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

AHA Annual Meeting, "Loyalties", American Historical Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

MLA Annual Convention, "Textual Transactions", Modern Language Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Turning Catholics Into A Stiff-Kneed People

A View from Way Down in the Pew column by J. A. Gray, Deputy Editor, at the New Oxford Review, July 1999.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Reading Rat - June 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops, by Hermione Hoby. "With small traders struggling to stay afloat, writer Philippe Ungar and photographer Franck Bohbot travelled across the Big Apple to meet 50 indie booksellers in their habitats"

The New Europeans, by Christopher de Bellaigue, review of: La Fracture [The Fracture], by Gilles Kepel; Al-Britannia, My Country: A Journey Through Muslim Britain, by James Fergusson; and Europe’s Angry Muslims: The Revolt of the Second Generation, by Robert S. Leiken

Like ice in children’s hands, by Alberto Manguel, review of In Search of Lost Books: The forgotten stories of eight mythical volumes, by Giorgio van Straten, translated by Simon Carnel and Erica Segre

How to read a PDF on your Kindle, by Séamus Bellamy and Rick Broida

The New Art of Reviewing Books, by Benjamin Scott Wright, The Editing Lawyer

Founding philosophy, by Michael Anton, review of The Political Theory of the American Founding, by Thomas G. West

Book sales

Hunger book sale, August 3-7, 2018, All Saints Cathedral, 816 East Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee

Franklin - Wisconsin - search U.S. and Canada - at Book Sale Finder, note sale at Franklin Public Library August 23-26, 2018

Publishers

New and Forthcoming at Paul Dry Books

Author appearances, lectures, conferences

Upcoming events at Barnes and Noble, Greenfield

Upcoming events at Boswell Books, Milwaukee

Author appearances at Milwaukee Public Library locations

Eight Day Institute: Florovsky Week, "The Reformation: An Ecumenical Retrospective", July 10-14, 2018, at Newman University and St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Wichita, Kansas.

Aquinas Leadership International World Congress, "Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Philosophy,Global Leadership, and World Peace", July 20-22, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, New York.

The Life of the Mind, First Things 2018 Intellectual Retreat, New York City, August 10-12, 2018

Catholic Answers Conference, "Faith and Science", September 27-30, 2018, San Diego, California.

Front Porch Republic Annual Conference, "1968 Fifty Years Later: A Re-Evaluation", September 22, 2018, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Pope Francis Symposium, "Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives", October 8-11, 2018, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 23-26, 2018 at the Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Thomas More’s Epigrams and Humanist Letters, 500 Years Later: A Reassessment, November 2-3, 2018, The Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas

Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, "Intellectual Sensibilities", November 8-11, 2018, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

AHA Annual Meeting, "Loyalties", American Historical Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

MLA Annual Convention, "Textual Transactions", Modern Language Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Reading Rat - May 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

Missing the Point, by Paul A. Rahe, review of Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, by Mary Sarah Bilder

Is Neruda still worth reading today? by Ben Bollig, "on the ‘good and the not so good’ in the poet", review of Venture of the Infinite Man, by Pablo Neruda, translated by Jessica Powell, and, Then Come Back: The lost Neruda poems, translated by Forrest Gander

Counting the Butterflies, by Michael Wood, review of Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time, by Vladimir Nabokov compiled, edited, and with commentaries, by Gennady Barabtarlo

85 books for summer reading, by Jim Higgins

The Last Days of Time Inc., by Sridhar Pappu and Jay Stowe. "An oral history of how the pre-eminent media organization of the 20th century ended up on the scrap heap."

Instantly create and share a bibliography with ZoteroBib - Even in Bluebook, by Bonnie Shucha

Speaking out of the silence. "The TLS asked a selection of this year’s Hay Festival speakers to share significant memories and thoughts relating to libraries, private and public. Together, these offer a composite portrait of what libraries have been, are and might yet become ..."

Book sales

Franklin - Wisconsin - search U.S. and Canada - at Book Sale Finder, note sale at Franklin Public Library August 23-26, 2018

Publishers

New and Forthcoming at Paul Dry Books

Author appearances, lectures, conferences

Upcoming events at Barnes and Noble, Greenfield

Upcoming events at Boswell Books, Milwaukee

Author appearances at Milwaukee Public Library locations

Academy of Philosophy and Letters Conference, "Populism and the Failure of Elites", June 1-3, 2018, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, College Park, Maryland.

Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, June 25-27, 2018, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Eight Day Institute: Florovsky Week, "The Reformation: An Ecumenical Retrospective", July 10-14, 2018, at Newman University and St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Wichita, Kansas.

Aquinas Leadership International World Congress, "Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Philosophy,Global Leadership, and World Peace", July 20-22, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, New York.

Catholic Answers Conference, "Faith and Science", September 27-30, 2018, San Diego, California.

Front Porch Republic Annual Conference, "1968 Fifty Years Later: A Re-Evaluation", September 22, 2018, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Pope Francis Symposium, "Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives", October 8-11, 2018, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 23-26, 2018 at the Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Thomas More’s Epigrams and Humanist Letters, 500 Years Later: A Reassessment, November 2-3, 2018, The Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas

Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, "Intellectual Sensibilities", November 8-11, 2018, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

AHA Annual Meeting, "Loyalties", American Historical Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

MLA Annual Convention, "Textual Transactions", Modern Language Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Why Augustinian Apologetics and Logical Dialectic Are Not Enough to Defend the Reasonableness of the Christian Faith in an Increasingly-Fragmented World

At the International Étienne Gilson Society, the latest issue of Studia Gilsoniana includes this article by Peter A. Redpath.

SUMMARY
"From close to its inception, St. Augustine’s misunderstanding of the nature of ancient Greek philosophy, 'Christian philosophy,' and the way the human soul essentially relates to human body caused formal Christian education to be (a) born in a somewhat unhealthy condition, (b) founded upon a devastating mistake of organizational selfmisunderstanding, which essentially prevented it from comprehending how human reason could function both abstractly as a contemplative (or speculative) scientific intellect and concretely as a command and control prudential reason. This flaw in Augustinian psychology of the human person and Augustine’s misunderstanding of the nature of ancient Greek philosophy continued to influence Christian education from the start of the Christian West until the Christian and secular universities of today. For contemporary Christian education to preserve its identity in an increasingly fragmented world, a psychology of the human person adequate to explain the essential connection between the human soul and body and the nature of philosophy must replace this flawed Augustinian psychology that continues to plague the contemporary world."

Monday, April 30, 2018

Reading Rat - April 2018

Articles, Essays, Reviews of interest

Cripes, a bumbershoot!, by Lionel Shriver, "on the love–hate relationship between American and British English"

Still reading something you started months ago? You’ve got ‘book-block’ "Many voracious readers get bogged down trying to finish the same book for an interminable length of time. Maybe it’s time to give up?"

Scrooge McDuck Disney Coins, Bullion Exchange LLC

Afflicting the comfortable by Martin Rowson, "on the function and future of political cartoons"

Author appearances, lectures, conferences

The Society for Law and Culture Gathering, May 19, 2018, The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Mecosta, Michigan.

Academy of Philosophy and Letters Conference, "Populism and the Failure of Elites", June 1-3, 2018, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, College Park, Maryland.

Seminar on Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition, "Principles, Cosmology, and First Philosophy in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition", June 25-27, 2018, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Eight Day Institute: Florovsky Week, "The Reformation: An Ecumenical Retrospective", July 10-14, 2018, at Newman University and St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral, Wichita, Kansas.

Aquinas Leadership International World Congress, "Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Philosophy,Global Leadership, and World Peace", July 20-22, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, New York.

Catholic Answers Conference, "Faith and Science", September 27-30, 2018, San Diego, California.

Front Porch Republic Annual Conference, "1968 Fifty Years Later: A Re-Evaluation", September 22, 2018, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 23-26, 2018 at the Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, "Intellectual Sensibilities", November 8-11, 2018, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to increase your chances of surviving a nuclear blast

The Economist reported last week that, if you are close in relative to the size of the explosion, nothing will help. But further away,

"An explosion would generate a fireball of light many times brighter than the sun. Do not look at it or you may go partially blind. Instead, do as the cold-war safety film featuring Bert the Turtle advised: duck and cover. Lie down, ideally underneath something. This is to prevent serious burns from a thermal pulse, or heatwave, lasting several seconds that will sear through the area, setting off fires. It is also to avoid shattered glass and flying debris as a blast wave, with hurricane-strength winds, follows.

"The energy from the fireball would draw a column of dust and debris three miles into the atmosphere for over ten minutes; its top will flatten into the cap of the mushroom cloud. During that time, blast survivors need to find shelter. Radioactive fallout—highly contaminated debris that settles on surfaces—follows. It is most lethal just after the blast. ..."
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