“We got a mini-Fukushima right beside us and they pretended nothing scary happened." Russians expressed anger that the explosion of a small nuclear reactor has gone unacknowledged for days by their government.
Broadcasts in Moscow were mysteriously interrupted for as long as 53 minutes on the night of a nuclear accident with what was later described as a malfunction of a storm warning system. A text urged people to stay at home because of strong winds.
A free press and the ability to speak truth to power is critical if any organization or society is to excel—or at the very least avoid making the same tragic mistakes. Dr. Strangelove was supposed to be a parody of our foolishness, not an homage to it.