Re: The most expensive dick swinging contest in history
"The Russian Space Hoax" by Lloyd Mallan featured prominently in Science & Mechanics magazine for several issues.
Thanks, that was a fun piece to read. A somewhat blurry scan of the articles can be found here.
As is often the case, it reveals more about the state of the mind of the person who wrote it and of the people willing to believe it, than it does of the subject matter. It is fascinating to see that this mindset is still alive and well - not in the least in the discussions of Chinese science and technology, in particular as pertains to their originality and state of advancement relative to the American conterparts ;o)