Re: SOC/ECON/LAW: Richard Pipes' "Property and Freedom"

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Mon Jan 15 2001 - 19:48:23 MST

At 02:27 PM 1/15/01 -0500, you wrote:
>This was no coup, merely brute force. The plasma wave would pass through
>a laser tube, or material, and produce a spray of coherent x-ray; before
>being annihilated by the sub-kiloton blast itself.

Read once that the Soviets had some sort of turbogenerator driven by an
underground nuke blast, to power a particle beam weapon. Same era as our
"Star Wars" cold war stuff. Not sure if that was "fact" or sci-fi, though.

Chuck Kuecker

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