Wednesday, May 15, 2013


The Fragility of Civilization

Pat Frank (1908-1964), Alas, Babylon (1959; rpt. New York: Harper Perennial, 2005), p. 199 (in the fictional aftermath of nuclear war):
"In four months," Randy said, "we've regressed four thousand years. More, maybe. Four thousand years ago the Egyptians and Chinese were more civilized than Pistolville is right now."

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