Ismael Farooqui

An American abroad

Growing up in America, you can only ever wish to be an American, an identity which extracts as much as it promises. You have no choice in the matter, even if you will always come up short.
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A rule of thumb for nuclear war

Pressing Restart

Look toward the horizon. Close one eye. Stick out your arm and hold your thumb over the mushroom cloud looming in the distance. If the cloud is bigger than your thumb, run. Run as fast as you can. This “rule of thumb” has been circulated online as an underground survival
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