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Hauntingly fascinating is this speech by William Safire (most famous these days for his “On Language” column in the New York Times), drafted for President Richard Nixon to read in the event of a mishap during the Apollo 11 mission that would have stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon:

Read the full text here [via kottke.org]. —John Mahoney

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