Moscow is ending cooperation with the United States to secure nuclear material in Russia. But what about the aliens?
No, not the illegal aliens. The space aliens. You know, extraterrestrials? E.T.? ALF? Bear with me here for minute.
We’re Americans. We like to discuss really awkward or heavy topics using science fiction. And nuclear weapons are really depressing. Bertolt Brecht used the term Verfremdungseffekt, or “alienating effect,” to describe theatrical techniques that allow audiences to view events on stage with a certain critical remove. But he was German; we’re Americans. Our idea of critical remove is a long time ago, in a …read more
Source: Foreign Policy