“Peter Kornbluh, who runs the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, was carrying around a book he co-authored, “Back Channel to Cuba,” about the twisted secret history of outreach between the nations. “I wouldn’t miss this for the world,” he said. “It’s a flag flying in the winds of change.'”
Kornbluh’s important book, Back Channel to Cuba, tells a story central to the tragic end of President John F. Kennedy’s administration. In the fall of 1963, Kennedy privately pursued a peaceful solution to U.S.-Cuba conflict. His initiative died in Dallas. JFK’s hope for a peaceful reconciliation of Cuba and the United States would not come to fruition until fifty two years later when Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro agreed to restore normal diplomatic relations.
Q. What would JFK and Jackie have said about the Cuban flag flying over Washington?