When I was about eight years old the Senator gave me his copy of Fail Safe. "Read this, boy," he admonished me. As sentient creatures know, it is the story of a bomber carrying a thermonuclear device which, due to communication breakdown, cannot be recalled as it heads to the Soviet Union to drop its bomb.
Terrifying stuff. Especially at eight years old.
We are unfortunately now at Fail Safe. The Europeans will melt down in the next four weeks, and we shall follow. Do you think the last two years sucked? Wait until you see the next two.