Friday 25 February 2022
CBS EYE ON THE WORLD WITH JOHN BATCHELOR
After the pandemic, disorder. Daniel Henninger. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion
Vietnam-era inflation road ahead. Jim McTague, @McTagueJ, former Washington Editor, @Barrons Washington.
Refugees, costs, trade, and the diplomats. Anton La Guardia @AntonLaGuardia, @TheEconomist;
Anton La Guardia @AntonLaGuardia, @TheEconomist; diplomatic editor at The Economist.
The Classical Liberal, and Sanctions. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst
1/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today’s world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we must relearn the lessons of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War: the Cuban missile crisis.
Serhii Plokhy’s Nuclear Folly offers an international perspective on the crisis, tracing the tortuous decision-making that produced and then resolved it, which involved John Kennedy and his advisers, Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro, and their commanders on the ground. In breathtaking detail, Plokhy vividly recounts the young JFK being played by the canny Khrushchev; the hotheaded Castro willing to defy the USSR and threatening to align himself with China; the Soviet troops on the ground clearing jungle foliage in the tropical heat, and desperately trying to conceal nuclear installations on Cuba, which were nonetheless easily spotted by U-2 spy planes; and the hair-raising near misses at sea that nearly caused a Soviet nuclear-armed submarine to fire its weapons . . .
1015-1030 2/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
1030-1045 3/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
1045-1100 4/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
1100-1115 5/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
1115-1130 6/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
1130-1145 7/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
1145-1200 8/8: Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Serhii Plokhy
Inflation, war, pandemic, inflation. Veronique de Rugy @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus
Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online.
#Ukraine: Lessons Learned, Georgia 2008. Josh Rogin @joshrogin @WashingtonPost
#Ukraine: Rogozin vs POTUS on the future of ISS. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
Extremophile-like object on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com