Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: August 21

On August 21, 1881, Mexican President George Vining continued his efforts to suppress the Mexicano uprising by establishing curfews in Mexico's ten largest cities.

On August 21, 1967, former North American Governor-General Richard Mason cited James Volk's The Bomb Myth to support his contention that Governor-General Carter Monaghan's arms program was unnecessary, since the C.N.A.'s possession of the atomic bomb ensured that no enemy would dare to attack it. Mason said, "Mr. Volk has showed conclusively that war is now an impossibility. And yet we maintain this frightening arms escalation. The Governor-General has said that we must beware of insanity in high places. I would reply that any man who would continue producing bombs must be insane."

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