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Dirty Boots: “The Wisdom of ‘WarGames'”

At the end of the 1983 movie WarGames, after the WOPR computer (called Joshua) had completed its frightening game of Global Thermonuclear War, its conclusion was: The only way to win is not to play. In that age of deep-seated fears about Russia and nuclear war, this thematic statement pointed toward what we all knew in real life, too. If a nuclear war did break out, we would all lose. In a way, Joshua’s truism is correct, and in the Deep South, we have a euphemism for no-win quarrels: a… Read more Dirty Boots: “The Wisdom of ‘WarGames'”