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And Our Critics Commend

June 15, 1986

Star Wars: A Defense Expert's Case Against the Strategic Defense Initiative, Robert M. Bowman (Tarcher). A "fairly detailed discussion of arguments opposing SDI, in a form reasonably accessible to people not expert in technical or strategic issues" (F.E.C. Culick).

This Is the Way the World Ends, James Morrow (Henry Holt). A fictional fantasy in which the survivor of a nuclear war is judged by the Unadmitted, those who might have been born had the holocaust not cut them off. This "is by no means a flawless fictionalization of final disaster, but it is an astute, highly engaging and finally moving one" (Richard Eder).

Turning the Tide: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace, Noam Chomsky (South End). "Looking at the impressive evidence (Noam Chomsky) marshals, the reader will find it difficult to conclude that Washington ever favored democracy or social justice in that unhappy region, despite official rhetoric . . . . A welcome antidote for a public overly dependent on the media coverage of events in Central America" (E. Bradford Burns).

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