Cuban Missile Crisis
Diplomatic proposals succeed only when they satisfy the vital interests of each party to a conflict.
We should not delude ourselves with the assumption that peace is the natural state of mankind in our age.
"I feel like the threat is as real to everyone else as it is to Guam."
The moderators at the next presidential debate must therefore put these issues front and center. We need a Commander in Chief who not only has the temperament to handle the challenges of the nuclear arsenal, but also one who understands what it's all about.
I'm not a psychologist, but after watching Donald Trump's thirteen-month presidential campaign, it certainly appears that he is unhinged.
If future generations are to have a decent future -- or perhaps any future at all -- human civilization as a whole will have to meet something of the same challenge as Europe first began to meet nearly 70 years ago.