4The Friendship Strategy: Building Trust to Sustain Life

I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.—MAYA ANGELOUThe chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him, and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.—HENRY L. STIMSON, speaking to Truman about the atom bomb

BY THE LATE 1960s I had moved away from the antinuclear struggle. It was psychologically numbing to continue as an apocalyptic evangelist. The moral depravity of the Vietnam War was overwhelming all other political issues in my mind. Yet the undiminished nuclear threat hovered as an inseparable shadow. It could not be otherwise ...

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