by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
“Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory,” John F. Kennedy said in an address to the UN General Assembly in 1961. “It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer concern the great powers alone.
“For a nuclear disaster, spread by wind and water and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war — or war will put an end to mankind.
“It is therefore our intention, to challenge the Soviet Union, not to an arm’s race, but to a peace race. To advance together, step by step. Stage by stage. Until general and complete disarmament has been achieved.