Mon Sep 21 1998 07:38: Today I recieved, unsolicited, an email from Richard M. Stallman, in response to this. This is probably the best piece of email I have ever recieved. How long until the chicks start rolling in? Probably quite a while.
Correction: In the NYCB for March 5, 1998, I claimed that Winston Churchill was the originator of the term "Iron Curtain". According to the radio programme My Word, which would know, this is not true. It was someone who wrote a book about (being in Russia during the 1917 revolution).