People of a certain age will note the similarities between the “Run, Hide, Fight” video posted by the Boston University police, which offers tips on how to survive a mass office shooting, and Cold War civil defense films. The same clipped tone, like an “Adam-12”-era police procedural. The same sense of shock at treating a horrific attack — nuclear war, an Aurora-style mass murder — as an eventuality to prepare for, like a flat tire or power blackout.
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