With his stomach-churning debut, Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser proved he has the muckraking chops to make Upton Sinclair and Jessica Mitford proud. In the years since, he’s written great longer pieces about pot, porn, and prisons, but he’s been quietly working on his new book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, for more than a decade. Tonight, Schlosser will discuss some of the many times our own nuclear arsenal has come close to accidentally destroying the world. Bring clean underwear; you’ll need it. (Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, spl.org, 7 pm, free)

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