[nuclear suffering]

Topic: Foreign Affairs

In case you were wondering why throwing a couple of tactical nukes at Iran would be not just politically and tactically foolish but also an act of evil and madness on an astonishing scale, take a look at this devastating devastating photo essay on Chernobyl’s children 20 years later (pop-up).

Radiation is a strange and horrible poison that “curls into the circle of birth,” to quote Paul Simon’s phrase. Its effects last for thousands of years, and they can be contained no more easily than the wind that carries them.

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