Apr 27, 2020
"Praise the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a faster machine.
Evening, May 13, 2017
During the Cold War, the United States had lived in uneasy peace with the Soviets on the mutual knowledge that if the Soviets nuked America, then America would nuke them back. This led some of the more paranoid military brass to ask: what if the Soviets nuked our Department Of Nuking Things Back first, then nuked the rest of us? Then where would we be? It was decided to spare no expense to place the Department Of Nuking Things Back somewhere so indestructible that if ever the sun were to crash into the Earth at a million miles an hour, all they would notice would be a soft ‘thud’ and a slight increase in heating bills."
This is a serialized story narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, Scott Alexander. The original text is here: