During the 1960s, the world witnessed interlocking crises. They involved the two Superpowers in the persons of a new boy and an old hand: Jack Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev. They involved two ‘Young Tigers’, both testing their own ‘New Frontiers’: Fidel Castro and Jack Kennedy. The diplomatic scene shifted, as it had never before, between Havana and Washington, Bonn, Berlin and Moscow. There were experienced but largely impotent bystanders in Paris and London: Charles de Gaulle and Harold Macmillan. This was the way the world now was.
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