This book was written in the late 1950s as a dystopian and cautionary tale about the perils of all out nuclear war. Rereading it in 2017, explore the dystopian tropes of the book in the light of American relationships with North Korea, China, Russia, etc.
One small correction. Nevil Shute wrote 'On The Beach'. Otherwise, this should make an interesting topic to address, considering the lunacy of present day 'international' politics. Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of history? – Amyus6 years ago