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Unformatted text preview: apocalyptic movies, like The Day After , Testament and Threads , helped keep the fear bubbling. The Chernobyl meltdown made people queasy about even peaceful applications of nuclear technology. o The corollary to all the Cold War fear was that, when the Soviet Union collapsed like a pricked soap bubble at the end of the decade, there was a huge sense of relief and hope for the future. A man by the name of John Hinckley Jr., in an attempt to impress his love Jodie Foster , tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981 after addressing an AFL-CIO conference. All of the shooting victims have survived....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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