Cold War Trolls

The Cold War had almost everything—two superpowers facing off in an existential struggle, spies, double agents and honey traps, lots of great books and movies. But in retrospect it was missing one important element of modern life: Internet comments. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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