FOR PAYING SUBSCRIBERS: OUTTAKE: Risks of þe Cold War, & Ten on þe Western Side of the Iron Curtain Who Made a Big Difference
An Outtake from "Slouching Towards Utopia?: An Economic History of þe Long 20th Century 1870-2016", Chapter XV: Cold War
Every now and then the frozen stability of the USSR-USA Cold War teetered towards Armageddon.
Humanity perched on the edge of thermonuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Nikita Khrushchev was somewhat surprised by the bellicose reaction of American President John F. Kennedy to Russia’s deployment in Cuba of missiles like those the U.S. had…