Helen Caldicott is speaking at Williams tonight.

As one of the most visible advocates for nuclear peace, Caldicott has been awarded many citations for her work.

I am for “nuclear peace” as well, whatever the heck that means.

Those with long memories will recall that Caldicott spoke at Williams 20 years ago. At the time, she was leader in the nuclear freeze movement. Although my memory is dim after all these years, I think that I asked her the most obnoxious question of the evening during the Q&A, something along the lines of “Do you accept President Reagan’s characterization of the Soviet Union as an ‘Evil Empire’?”

Those were the days.

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