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Two Presidents on the Brink of War - It's Ethics, Stupid!
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana, Spanish philosopher At the most critical juncture of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy was facing the very real possibility of nuclear war with Russia. In a speech to the American people, Kennedy details the crisis and expresses his desire for full and complete denuclearization. However, the young president also makes clear that “…it is difficult to settle or even discuss these problems in an atmosphere of intimidation. That is why this latest Soviet threat… will be met with whatever action is needed.” It’s interesting …