Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nuclear treshhold

Many Americans of my age have told me stories about their fear of nuclear war when they were kids. This surprised me: I grew up in full confidence that it is not gonna happen, and so did everyone I knew. The Soviet propaganda occasionally tried to scare us with America's nuclear capability, but even then it was not as much "they might attack us" as "they would probably want to attack us if we were not as mighty as we are". And I don't think anyone believed even that.

I wonder if any Finns were afraid of a nuclear war?

My confidence has been seeping away for the last few years. I wanted to write a few thoughts about the nuclear treshhold, but this person has done it better.

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