The Most Beautiful Woman in Town & Other Stories - Politics is like Trying to Screw a Cat in the Ass Summary & Analysis

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Politics is like Trying to Screw a Cat in the Ass Summary

In response to a reader, a certain M.K., who wonders why he never writes about politics and world affairs, Bukowski comments on a series of recent events in 1968. Several H-bombs, which the U.S. State Department assures citizens are protecting their lives, are accidentally lost. They are said to be "unarmed," but one splits open off the coast of Spain and contaminates the bottom with radioactivity. Democracies and dictatorships both do as they like, but dictatorships spare the citizens the bother of voting. The State department revises vocabulary for press releases to minimize the danger, and the U.S. Navy, having recovered the bomb off Spain throws a band concert in Palomares to celebrate. Other accidents occur off Iceland and Greenland.

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