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Paul - precisely. And that is why I am also concerned about London (UK) and the UK. We have NO such archive stores in deep mountains. We do not have a LOC. We do have a few disused deep tube tunnels. CJB

--- On Fri, 5/4/13, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Nuclear War
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, 5 April, 2013, 22:40
> On 4/5/2013 3:33 PM, Louis Hone
> wrote:
> > *Fellas,
> > **Can we table this for the moment? I realize that
> you're having fun, but**
> > after all this is the ARSC list.
> 
> Well, it's not just a "fun" discussion (I put the term in
> quotes becqause discussion of something as horribly
> destructive as a nuclear weapon isn't really fun at all).
> 
> I brought up the question of the safety of the collections
> at the LoC sometime around 2006, at a conference of the
> American Folklore Society, pointing out that Washington, DC
> is a bullseye for every terrorist on earth, from Al Qaeda to
> homegrown anti-government fanatics like Timothy McVeigh. The
> person at the meeting brushed off my concerns as xenophobic,
> but I think they're worth paying some attention to. A great
> deal of our cultural heritage is on the shelves of the LoC,
> the Smithsonian and other archives in and around DC; I want
> there to be some kind of backup. I can see an "Aryan Nation"
> type attacking the AFS, for example, on the grounds that it
> has too much African-American material.
> 
> Peace,
> Paul
>