March 2, 2014

The Cold War Was No Chess Match

Sam Tanenhaus, New York Times

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Perhaps it’s time the chessboard metaphor was retired. The truth is that the Cold War was less a carefully structured game between masters than a frightening high-wire act, with leaders on both sides aware that a single misstep could plunge them into the abyss.

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