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The Wisdom of Herb York

Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “Small nuclear weapons are like northern Mississippi: there is no such thing, except in a detached theoretical sense.” — Herbert York Herb York is one of the founding fathers of the practice of nuclear arms control. He gained prominence at a very young age as Ernest Lawrence’s choice to become the …

Kim Jong Un’s 2019 New Year’s Day Speech

Jeffrey and Aaron return from the holidays to talk about … North Korea.  Kim Jong Un gave his traditional New Year’s  Day speech. On the first day of 2017, Kim signaled the ICBM test that was to come. And on the first day of 2018, he hinted at the diplomatic thaw that would bring “love …

The Fourth Wave

Lyric of the week: Standing in the middle of nowhere Wondering how to begin Lost between tomorrow and yesterday Between now and then And now we’re back where we started Here we go round again Day after day I get up and I say I better do it again” — The Kinks, “Do It Again” …

Happy New Year, For The Tides They Are A-Changing

Quote of the week: “We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake.” — Sir Francis Bacon Note to ACW Readers: With apologies and gratitude to Bob Dylan, whose ten-year old Tennessee bourbon, Heaven’s Door, is worth sampling. Come gather ‘round lobbyists Wherever you roam And admit …

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