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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Blight, James G.
Shattered crystal ball.
Savage, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c1990
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James G Blight
|Description:||xviii, 199 p. : ill. ; 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.|
... 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