Connecting history with the latest world events
with Per Fagereng
We live in an empire that began 500 years ago with the European conquest of the Americas. This program looks at how the empire permeates our lives.
What are we doing in the world? What are we doing to the world?
George Kennan was an influential US diplomat during the Cold War years. It was he who devised the containment strategy against the Soviet Union (as opposed to a more aggressive rollback policy). In February 1948 Kennan presented a document to President Truman, Presidential Policy Statement #23, which includes the following: