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On this day 50 years ago, the U.S.-Soviet “hotline” became operative. I guess it still is, but is it part of a Comcast Triple Play plan now?

Anyway, on this day of international diplomatic follies and possible war, here’s Warren Zevon performing “The Envoy.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.