The Last Night of the World, by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

This summer we’re marking both the hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, inaugurating a century of bloody conflict, and the recent proclamation of the dreaded “Islamo-fascist Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, accompanied by massive bloodshed and greater violence to come. Those of us who are still going strong can be excused for wondering just how long our luck will hold out. What does around comes around, isn’t that right? Ray Bradbury’s short story, first published in Esquire in 1951, invites us to ponder just how we would react if we knew for a fact that that day were finally here.

The Last Night of the World, by Ray Bradbury {10:41}

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