A Canticle for Leibowitz - Study Guide Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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The radio assures the public fallout is unlikely to be spread further by the winds, but 2.8 million have perished in the nine days since Texarkana is struck. The figure will rise as survivors on the fringes succumb to lethal doses. The station is required by Public Law 10-WA-3E to warn euthanasia is a crime unless terminal condition is certified at a Green Star Relief Station. Zerchi is incensed. With his abbey overburdened housing and feeding refugees, and he is dealing with Dr. Cors, the local representative of this program of state-sponsored suicide. Zerchi says cynically it is the government's way of preventing a rebellion by hiding the corpses, while Cors maintains it is a more merciful alternative to the Catholic insistence on souls enduring torment to avoid an eternity in Hell. Zerchi condemns the Radiation Disaster Act as proof the government has acted with full awareness...

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