by Sheldon M. Stern
What we often get wrong about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
by Lawrence Wittner
On September 25, 1961, dismayed by the Soviet Union’s recent revival of nuclear weapons testing, John F. Kennedy used the occasion of his address to the United Nations to challenge the Russians “not to an arms race, but to a peace race.”
SOURCE: The Guardian
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