Politics is not the art of the possible.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
— John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 – 2006) Canadian-American economist and author.


Written by Galbraith to President Kennedy, some six months before the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Image that provided evidence of Soviet missile being unloaded at a Cuban harbour: By U.S. Department of Defense photo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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