Cold War II

They put a map in the entrance hall called Danger Zones.

Everyday a teacher would update it with new names

of places in the world where there was a lot of trouble:

Belgian Congo, Cuba, Berlin, Algeria, Kenya, Cuba, Berlin.

New names were added to our vocabulary, each

carrying it heavy freight of dark meaning:

Lumumba, Eichmann, Castro, Kennedy, Khrushchev-

we added them to our mythologies the same way

we added new names to our cast of characters

from movies like 7th Voyage of Sinbad-

Cyclops, Medusa and Skeleton Warrior

in live animation that was so nearly lifelike.


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