Quotation by Alexander Cockburn

Next week Reagan will probably announce that American scientists have discovered that the entire U.S. agricultural surplus can be compacted into a giant tomato one thousand miles across, which will be suspended above the Kremlin from a cluster of U.S. satellites flying in geosynchronous orbit. At the first sign of trouble the satellites will drop the tomato on the Kremlin, drowning the fractious Muscovites in ketchup.
Alexander Cockburn (b. 1941), Anglo–Irish journalist. repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 2 (1988). "Reagan's Mousetrap," Village Voice (New York, April 5, 1983).
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