Saturday, March 20, 2010

Book Review: The American Way of Death


Milford, Jessica. The American Way of Death. Greenwich, CT; Fawcett Crest, 1963.

I know she was writing just three years after Thomas C. Shelling's The Strategy of Conflict, but if she had read his work, she wouldn't have written hers, because it would be reduced to a single sentence: For most Americans, a funeral is a single shot game, with all the risks inherent thereto.

Don't bother reading the book. You now know what's in it.

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