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Mutually Assured Destruction

Format: Streaming
Length: 3.53
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

English novelist Wilkie Collins wrote that only a weapon so terrible we all feared it could bring an end to war. Did we have such a weapon in the Cold War?

Discussion Question:

Do you think MAD lived up to the Collins quote? Are atomic bombs terrible enough to force us to keep the peace?

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