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    From: STRACZYNSKI [Joe]
 Subject: Granted there is metaphor in the...
      To: GENIE  
    Date: 10/28/1994 8:52:00 PM  

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Granted there is metaphor in the construction of the B5 story, but it's
not point-for-point in any linear fashion. The coming conflagration will look
a hell of a lot more like a cross between WW II and the breaking of the seals
in "Revelations" than Vietnam. (Probably the Earth/Minbari War could be made
the closest approximation of Vietnam; "peace with honor" and all that.) The
point of metaphor, I think, is not to draw a straight parallel, but to tilt
the mirror a bit, shift the focus and see how this change of perspective
illuminates reality.

jms

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