Van Cliburn won the Cold War in 1958 and we let the victory slip through our grasp
The Cold War Could Have Ended in 1958 but It Did Not Suit the US Military/Security Complex
The judges asked Khrushchev, can we award the American the prize?
Khrushchev asked, was he the best?
The judges said, yes.
Khrushchev said, then award him the prize.
Van Cliburn won the Cold War in 1958 and the Washington Idiots threw the Victory away.