Thu, Apr 19, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Historian John Lewis Gaddis

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Renowned Yale historian John Lewis Gaddis just won a Pulitzer Prize for his new biography on George F. Kennan, a leading figure during the Cold War. Kennan was known as "the father of containment," a U.S. policy aimed at preventing the spread of communism. We talk with Gaddis about writing the authorized biography, and about Kennan's political legacy today.

Host: Spencer Michels


  • John Lewis Gaddis, professor of history at Yale University, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "George F. Kennan: An American Life" and author of other books including "The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War" and "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History"

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