September 11th, 2013

To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace (Part Two)

Economics & Politics

The hopes of the world were set alight by the signing of the Partial Nuclear Test Ban treaty. At this moment of high hopes, on September 20, Kennedy stepped up to the rostrum of the UN General Assembly to address fellow world leaders and senior statesmen, two long years after he had last spoken there.

“We meet again in the quest for peace,” he began. “Twenty-four months ago, when I last had the honor of addressing this body, the shadow of fear lay darkly across the world . . . Those were anxious days for mankind.” But this time, Kennedy brought good news.

Read the full excerpt at the Huffington Post

 

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