In the years after World War II, Dwight David Eisenhower was arguably the most popular man on the planet. Ike’s prestige was so immense that in 1948, President Harry S Truman offered him the top slot on the 1948 Democratic ticket, with the offer to revert to his former position as Vice President under Eisenhower. It wasn’t enough.
Joseph Stalin, the architect and instigator of the 42-year Cold War, has died five years into the conflict. Across the Atlantic, a new Republican President, who had worked closely with Uncle Joe during World War II, is a mere two months in office. As the knives come out for the succession fight inside the Kremlin, […]
Although the entire Cold War passed without shots being fired between the two superpowers, the Cold War was anything but bloodless.
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Whittle’s new podcast series, “The Cold War: What We Saw”, from Esoteric Radio Theatre. With 25,000 nukes on hair trigger, the survival of the United States and the Soviet Union is a modern miracle. Heroic personal stories and high-stakes decisions provide a lesson in global suicide prevention. Bill Whittle […]