June 4th, 2013

How JFK Moved the World Towards Peace

Economics & Politics

Fifty years ago this very week, global war seemed likely, even inevitable. The near disaster of the Cuban Missile Crisis cast a shadow over human survival. And yet from that darkness, President John F. Kennedy conjured a shaft of light. Through an astounding combination of soaring vision, stunning eloquence, and masterful political tactics, Kennedy forged the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with his Soviet counterpart Nikita Khrushchev, and moved it through Senate ratification. As I describe in my new book To Move the World, Kennedy’s leadership not only helped save the world, but also provided enduring lessons on the arts of world leadership.

Read full article at the Huffington Post

 

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