To the Editors:

A good example of the American dream world of nuclear warfare can be found in the last pages of the Panama Canal Zone telephone book (my edition 1976) under the heading “Attack without Warning.”

Your first warning of an attack might be the flash of a nuclear explosion. If outdoors take cover instantly in any building, or behind a wall, or in a ditch or culvert, or even under an automobile…. If no cover is available, lie down on your side, curl up, and cover your arms and hands.

Graham Greene

Antibes, France

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February 3, 1983