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The shattered crystal ball : fear and learning in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Author: James G Blight
Publisher: Savage, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1990.
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'... an extraordinarily accurate and insightful account of the Cuban missile crisis. I remember well the fear of which he writes so persuasively.'-Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense to  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blight, James G.
Shattered crystal ball.
Savage, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1990
(OCoLC)656732347
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight
ISBN: 0847676099 9780847676095
OCLC Number: 20564557
Description: xviii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The thesis : the shattered crystal ball, October 27, 1962 --
The facts : some results of the critical oral history of the Cuban Missile Crisis --
The empirical problem : understanding McNamara's fear --
Psychological obstruction : rational and irrational actors --
The empirical goal : recovering the psychological life of the Cuban Missile Crisis --
Psychological transparency : the theory and practice of phenomenology --
The crystal ball effect : a framework for imagining nuclear catastrophe in a crisis --
The shattered crystal ball : fearing and forgetting nuclear catastrophe after Robert Kennedy's "Statement of Fact" --
Looking backward : the adaptive role of fear in the Cuban Missile Crisis --
Living forward : the adaptive role of fear in the crystal ball effect.
Responsibility: by James G. Blight ; with a foreword by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
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... this study is original and important ... Foreign Affairs Psychologist James Blight has written a book that is an extraordinarily accurate and insightful account of the Cuban missile crisis. I Read more...

 
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