The Virtues of Quiet Diplomacy

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Saturday, October 27, 1962, was the tensest day of the Cold War and among the most dangerous in human history. It was the twelfth day of the Cuban missile crisis. Despite a US naval blockade of Cuba, Soviet nuclear missile sites remained on the island, just ninety miles off the coast of Florida. As certain sectors of the media and some of his more bellicose advisers pressured President John F. Kennedy to launch an air strike or an invasion, he learned that an American reconnaissance plane had been shot down over Cuban airspace by a Soviet-supplied surface-to-air missile. Shortly before,...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourteen Points for the Twentieth Century: A Renewed Appeal for Co-Operative Internationalism
EditorsJeffrey Engel, Richard Immerman
Place of PublicationLexington, Kentucky
PublisherUniversity of Kentucky Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780813179001
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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