The Corner

Re: Site R

Kathryn: After I posted yesterday on how New York City still has 42 Russian

nukes targeted on it, I got a number of emails from readers telling me that

back in the warmer phases of the Cold War — 1950s & 1960s — Americans took

a good deal of pride in the nuke-worthiness of their home towns and places

of residence. People would boast: “Oh, we’re a prime target, you know…”

This strikes me as admirable — kin to the pride London Cockneys showed

after a particularly ferocious blitz. (“Cor, we didn’t ‘arf cop it last

night!”)

So, to any readers who live within lethal-blast radius of Site R:

Congratulations!

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