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monksandbones ([personal profile] monksandbones) wrote in [personal profile] melannen 2016-11-07 03:59 pm (UTC)

1. The worst that can happen is global thermonuclear war, and global thermonuclear war is the fastest way I know of to reverse global warming, so it's a win-win situation really. repeat as necessary.

I'm teaching the Cold War on Thursday, and I just scanned some excerpts from Robert F. Kennedy's memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis for my students to read, selected to heavily emphasize the importance of restraint in diplomacy in a nuclear-armed world. Hopefully we're all going to be very, very relieved when we discuss them, and not very, very nervous, but I'm preparing introductions to my lecture that go both ways.

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