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Jack’s guide to making peace

JFK's vision of peace is as relevant now as it was in 1963

By Jeffrey Sachs  

What can Labour learn from JFK? (© White House PO)

Fifty years ago, President John F Kennedy helped to pull the world back from the precipice of nuclear annihilation. If the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962 was the moment when the two superpowers stood “eyeball to eyeball” in a nuclear showdown, JFK’s Peace Speech at the American University in Washington DC on 10th June, 1963 marked the moment when the nuclear superpowers found their way back from…

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