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Monday, July 11, 2016

WE ALL INHABIT THIS SAME SMALL PLANET

On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy, fresh off the Cuban Missile Crisis which brought the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon (at one point the Pentagon went to DefCon2), spoke at the spring commencement at the American University in favor of a proposed nuclear test-ban treaty with the Soviet Union. His words, sixty-three years later, are more poignant than ever:

"I am talking about a genuine peace. The type of peace that makes life on earth worth living...Not just peace in our time, but peace for all time...For in he final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortals."
 


The  best recent account of the Cuban Missile Crisis is contained in the new biography of Robert Kennedy: Robert Kennedy, His Life, By Evan Thomas (2013). We highly recommend it . 

See You In Court. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kennedy too soft on the commies.

Anonymous said...

This country only values property rights and economic power...not peace in any form.

Anonymous said...

This country only values property rights and economic power...not peace in any form.

Anonymous said...

MLK was great leader. DeRay McKesson is simply a racist thug who is the spokesman for a domestic terrorist organization. BLM is NOT a peaceful movement. They should keep that fool in jail

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

BLM is a terror organization? Ok dude. They are begging not to be murdered by the cops. You would have been a great fit in Aparthied South Africa.