[thechat] Getting closer

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Feb 9 18:02:00 CST 2003

On Sun, 9 Feb 2003, Erik Mattheis wrote:

> Mutual assured destruction was the theory behind the Cold War - and the
> Cold War was won without firing a shot.

...which was more to do with economic conditions in Russia (ie Gorbachev
realised that the USSR couldn't afford to keep up) than anything else.


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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