Ronald Reagan

The Great Nuclear Winter Debate of 1983

At the height of the Cold War, a group of concerned scientists promoted their findings on the horrific aftereffects of nuclear war and were accused of fearmongering. But were they right after all?

I'm pretty sure I found the first use of "WTF" in an e-mail

I wonder if Marc Maron knows this. I wonder if anyone else knows this. It's entirely possible that I'm the only person on the entire planet who knows this. I'm pretty sure I discovered the first use of "wtf" in an e-mail. And it's actually mentioned in print form, deep in Robert Woodward's book, "Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981 -1987." In it, Woodward chronicles the covert action waged by CIA director William Casey under the Reagan Administration against the governments of countries like Libya and the funneling hundreds of millions of dollars to arm the resistance against the Soviets by the Mujahideen (which later became the Taliban) in Afghanistan.