MYS214: In 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world the brink of nuclear war, 3 times just on one day. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss how we can to the edge of Armageddon and avoided it, as well as the aftermath and ramifications of the crisis.
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Links for this episode:
- Sheldon Stern’s book The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory
- Robert Kennedy’s book Thirteen Days
- 2000 movie Thirteen Days (streaming)
- Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (streaming, 1964)
- Dr. Strangelove (Blu-Ray)
- Episode 12 (Dead Hand, Perimeter, Soviet Doomsday Device)
- Kennedy Library on the Cuban Missile Crisis (multi-media)
- Online archive of secret White House Tapes (JFK, LBJ, RMN)
- National Security Archive timeline
- John Scali
- Aleksandr Feklisov (“Fomin”)
- Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
- Moscow-Washington Hotline
- Shoe-Banging Incident
- Shoe-Banging Incident video
- Vasily Arkhipov
- Anthony Trollope
- Trollope Ploy
- William Safire article on the Trollope Ploy
- Sheldon Stern’s article on the Trollope Ploy
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