Hawks, Doves and Friendship

October 5th, 2009

They were two of the Best and the Brightest. There 60 year friendship shaped the Cold War and American foreign policy.  Their story shows how the world is a better place and a safer place when the clash of idea and intellects, coupled with the bond of friendship, shapes the future.  In his dual biography of Paul Nitze and George Kennean, Nicholas Thompson, in his book The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War, gives us two remarkable men whose public lives defined our 20th century foreign policy.  It's a lesson we need now!     My conversation with Nicolas Thompson:

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