New Take on the Cuban Missile Crisis

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Nov 6, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 26:52 mins

How close did we come to nuclear disaster when the Soviets and the US went toe to toe over Cuba in 1962? Much closer than most people think. During the Cuban missile crisis, leaders on both sides felt and fumbled and bumbled their way out of a mess that could have ended very differently. Guest: Martin Sherwin, University Professor of History at George Mason University, and author of "Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis"