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Game-Over Theory

Today on Tablet

Marc Tracy
February 22, 2011

It appears to be Ron Rosenbaum Day today in Tablet Magazine: The frequent contributor has a new book coming out, How The End Begins, about, well, the apocalypse. He discusses it with Sara Ivry on the Vox Tablet podcast, and he also publishes an excerpt that examines the moral quandaries of nuclear retaliation through the prism of one specific country: Israel.

It’s recommended listening and reading, for among other reasons because these are questions that you pretty much by definition have never seen explored before:

“Something new under the sun.” He understood! These are not questions that have had to be asked before the nuclear age. Perhaps the principles applied are older but the alternatives, genocide on each side of the question—this is “something new under the sun.”

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.