When I was a kid I was obsessed with nuclear war. I remember books from the 60s in my primary school library about the mechanics of global thermonuclear war. It talked about RADs, REMs and how hydrogen icbms had multiple warheads so that the bad guys couldn’t shoot them down with anti-ballistic missiles. The book was so cold, emotionless and harsh. It mirrored the scientific minimalism of the 60s. I’m certain it was written for adults during a time when nuclear war was all too real. But I think it bent my brain. It frightens me that many smart people think humanity is still in a position where it might destroy itself with nuclear weapons. Bomb icon with a transparent background.