Quotation by Ursula K. Le Guin

The pornography of violence of course far exceeds, in volume and general acceptance, sexual pornography, in this Puritan land of ours. Exploiting the apocalypse, selling the holocaust, is a pornography.... For the ultimate selling job on ultimate violence one must read those works of fiction issued by our government as manuals of civil defense, in which ... you learn that there's nothing to be afraid of if you've stockpiled lots of dried fruit.
Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. Address, December 1982, Portland Fellowship Of Reconciliation, Maine. "Facing It," Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989).
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