Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just a couple of reminders

Today is the anniversary of President Kennedy's announcement about the presence of Soviet missiles on Cuba and the beginning of what was probably the worst and most terrifying crisis of the entire Cold War when the two superpowers stood face to face with no intermediaries.

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the start of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - another crisis, of power for the Soviet Union and of conscience for the West.

Normal service will now resume.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

It's interesting that those two were ideological confrontations, whereas the current crisis is self-inflicted muppetry.