The Nation (circ. 35,889), which usually takes itself and the world with knit-browed gravity, took a lighter view last week of the current "apocalyptic writing." If the bomb destroys the world, wrote Associate Editor Robert Bendiner, "everyone will be prepared with the proper ironic comment." But if the end comes from a "brush with a ... comet, we'll all be caught flatfooted . . . Habits being what they are, the press of the Day Before will handle the approaching calamity as follows:
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