Humanity Once Came to the Cliff's Edge of Total Self-Annihilation -- Let's Make Sure It Never Happens Again
Revisiting the catastrophe that almost was

Chomsky, Noam
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175605/tomgram%3A_noam_chomsky%2C_%22the_most_dangerous_moment%2C%22_50_years_later/
http://www.alternet.org/world/chomsky-humanity-once-came-cliffs-edge-total-self-annihilation-lets-make-sure-it-never-happens?paging=off

Date Written:  15/10/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14596

The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis was officially ended -- though unknown to the public, only officially.