Today in History
April 16, 1947
The World’s A Colder Place
"We are today in the midst of a cold war," Baruch warns guests at an unveiling of his portrait in the South Carolina House of Representatives. (Actually Baruch's speechwriter Herbert Bayard Swope deserves some of the credit). Calling for labor reforms including longer work weeks and no-strike pledges from unions, Baruch proclaims that labor and management must work together in the face of the nation's enemies. "Our unrest is the heart of their success." The Cold War officially ends at a summit meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush in December 1989 in Malta.
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