By Lewis Carroll, Mallory Loehr
Alice can't think her eyes while a white rabbit donning a waistcoat and sporting a pocket watch dashes by means of her. She chases after him, down a rabbit gap to an odd land choked with unique creatures, just like the Mad Hatter and March Hare, a smiling Cheshire cat, a philosophical caterpillar, and a temperamental croquet-playing queen. Alice can infrequently retain tune of the entire curious characters, not to mention herself!
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After the missile crisis, he confided to Dean Rusk: “You Americans must understand what Cuba means to us old Bolsheviks. We have been waiting all our lives for a country to go Communist without the Red Army, and it happened in Cuba. ”86 The Soviet Union also had more tangible foreign-policy reasons for supporting Cuba. 88 While in Bulgaria, he claimed: one thought kept hammering away at my brain: what will happen if we lose Cuba? I knew it would have been a terrible blow to Marxism-Leninism. It would gravely diminish our stature throughout the world, but especially in Latin America.
Kennedy had come to office deeply troubled by the Soviet Union’s new assertiveness. He suspected that Khrushchev’s growing bellicosity reflected the Soviet leader’s conviction that the “correlation of forces” was shifting in his country’s favor. Khrushchev claimed that the Soviet rate of industrial growth had surpassed that of the United States. The Soviet space program had achieved a series of stunning firsts, and the Strategic Rocket Forces (SRF) had begun to deploy intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of striking the United States.
During a return visit to Moscow in the late summer of 1962, Khrushchev sought him out to talk about the United States. Khrushchev spoke about Cuba and his belief that Kennedy would mount a second invasion. Asked for his opinion, Bol’shakov concurred, and emphasized the political pressures on the president since the Bay of Pigs to take action against Cuba. ”102 Sergei Khrushchev also says that Cuba was very much on his father’s mind in the spring and summer of 1962. S. ”106 The fullest account of Khrushchev’s concern about Cuba has been provided by Aleksandr Alekseev in his memoir of the crisis.