A brilliant piece by Dan Zak in today's Washington Post, "The prophets of Oak Ridge," recounts in exquisite detail the saga of three peace activists, "A drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter" who breached what was supposed to be one of the of the most secure nuclear weapons facility in the United States. The story is extraordinary for the depth of its reporting, which is layered with history, nuance, the kind of difficult paradoxes that inevitably emerge from such actions and his sympathetic depictions of the humans on all sides of this issue.
Just superb! Long, but worth the read.
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