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.
Historian John Lewis Gaddis
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"