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Bear any burden? John F. Kennedy and Nuclear Weapons

Philip Nash

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Kennedy's reliance on non‐nuclear assets and flexible response overshadowed his reliance on nuclear weapons, just as his nuclear restraint eclipsed recklessness. This is not surprising in view of the ... More


Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

David R. Gibson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151311
eISBN:
9781400842438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151311.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In October 1962, the fate of the world hung on the American response to the discovery of Soviet nuclear missile sites in Cuba. That response was informed by hours of discussions between John F. ... More


 The Cuban Climax

Angela M. Lahr

in Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314489
eISBN:
9780199872077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314489.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Evangelicals in the United States held ambivalent, sometimes contradictory, attitudes about Castro's Cuba that revealed the multifarious influences on evangelical religious and political identity. ... More


Hidden Powers of State in the Cuban Imagination

Kenneth Routon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034836
eISBN:
9780813038858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034836.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Despite its hard-nosed emphasis on the demystifying realism of Marxist–Leninist ideology, the political imagery of the Cuban revolution—and the state that followed—conjures up its own magical ... More


Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America

Antonio Lopez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814765463
eISBN:
9780814765487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814765463.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book uncovers an important, otherwise unrecognized century-long archive of literature and performance that reveals Cuban America as a space of overlapping Cuban and African diasporic ... More


The Worst Job in the World: The Cuban Revolution, the War on Poverty, and the Secret Rebellion in Florida’s Cane Fields

Cindy Hahamovitch

in No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691102689
eISBN:
9781400840021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691102689.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the reasons for the mass strikes among the guestworkers laboring in Florida's cane fields during the 1960s. It argues that these strikes were caused by a confluence of two ... More


Defensive War: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Cambodian Incursion

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes presidential conduct by showing how presidents can augment their authority to engage in independent acts of war. Specifically, it assesses Kennedy's behavior in the Cuban ... More


Introduction: Talk in Time of Crisis

David R. Gibson

in Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151311
eISBN:
9781400842438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151311.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with a brief sketch of the events that unfolded during the Cuban missile crisis. It describes the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, or the ExComm, consisting ... More


The ExComm

David R. Gibson

in Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151311
eISBN:
9781400842438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151311.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins with some historical background, situating the ExComm, as a deliberative body, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs, where genuine deliberation was lacking. Then, it describes ... More


The Response

David R. Gibson

in Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151311
eISBN:
9781400842438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151311.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on discussions about the initial U.S. response to the discovery of Soviet missiles. It argues that the choice of the blockade was only possible once a particular objection to ... More


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