July 13th, 2005

a love gas

Когда в 50-х годах американцы думали, как им быть с "советской угрозой", предложения были самые разные. Например, Paul Nitze предлагал (как один из вариантов)

that [the Americans] should develop a "love gas", [...] some chemical substance that could be sprayed all over the Soviet Union, especially over the Kremlin, that could induce its inhabitants to become more peaceful, complacent, unagressive, acquiescent ... loving.

(Fred Kaplan, The Wizards of Armageddon, NY: Simon and Shuster, 1983, p. 137)