Today we discussed the origins of the Cold War. We started with a discussion over an essay by George Orwell on atomic weapons then proceeded to look at the roles played by both the US and the Soviet Union in launching the tensions and competition of the Cold War. We next examined four different points of view on Cold War conflicts in both the domestic and international arenas with a DocBlock Lit Circle on "Voices of the Cold War." We ended the day by examining four aspects of American overseas intervention during the Cold War. We will finish these interventions tomorrow at the start of class.
Chapter Readings #3 are due tomorrow!