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The Other Terrifying Lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis

January 4, 2018
By George Perkovich

If you add two cliches together, can the sum be something more than a cliche? Could it actually be alarmingly insightful? In this case, the first cliche is another Donald Trump tweet—Tuesday’s double entendre about his “Nuclear Button” being “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong Un’s. The second cliche is to juxtapose the leaders involved in today’s nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea with those who managed the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
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