[Marxism] 50 years ago today...

Lance Murdoch lancemurdoch at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 08:09:58 MDT 2007

...Sputnik was launched.

Google, co-founded by a Russian, mentions this on its front page.

In E. L. Doctorow's fictional "The Book of Daniel", he says this is
when the US media stopped saying the Russians ripped everything off
from the US (the A-bomb etc.), since the US had finally been surpassed
by the Russians.

A Sicilian I know says there were droughts in Sicily in 1958...some of
the less educated farmers blamed Sputnik, since they said sending it
into the atmosphere had messed up the weather.

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