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10We Dominate Soviet TV for One Hour

There is no issue at stake in our political relations with the Soviet Union, no hope, no fear, nothing to which we aspire, nothing we would like to avoid, which could conceivably be worth a nuclear war.—GEORGE KENNAN

FOLLOWING THE SECOND CONGRESS in Cambridge, I wished above all to return home. I had infant grandchildren to enjoy, patients to attend, a research laboratory to oversee, six postdoctoral fellows to supervise, hospital responsibilities to meet, and a livelihood to make. After all, IPPNW was merely an avocation. At the outset, I had intended to limit involvement in nuclear issues to the equivalent of one evening a week. Now there was a reversal in my life, and all responsibilities other than ...

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