The Queen’s Speech: The enemy is “abused technology”

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USA Today says the Queen probably never saw the speech. But apparently the UK government had prepared a speech for the Queen to give in case of nuclear war in the 1980s, and it was just released to the public for the first time.

A stand-out line from the speech:

“The enemy is not the soldier with his rifle nor even the airman prowling the skies above our cities and towns but the deadly power of abused technology.” (emphasis added)

Read the full speech and article.

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