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The Forgotten JFK Proposal: A Joint U.S.-Soviet Moon Landing [Video]

JFK giving moon speech at Rice University.

We all learned that President John F. Kennedy launched the U.S. effort to land the first men on the moon. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” he famously stated in his Rice University speech in 1962. [...]

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The Curious Wavefunction

On the uselessness of nuclear weapons

Two foundational beliefs have colored our views of nuclear weapons since the end of World War 2; one, that they were essential or at least very significant for ending the war, and two, that they have been and will continue to be linchpins of deterrence. These beliefs have, in one way or another, guided all [...]

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