George Kennan and U.S. Cold War Containment Policy

Author and journalist Evan Thomas talked about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his “Long Telegram” with Truman Presidential Library… read more

Author and journalist Evan Thomas talked about the impact and legacy of U.S. diplomat George Kennan and his “Long Telegram” with Truman Presidential Library director Kurt Graham. On February 22, 1946, U.S. diplomat George Kennan sent a cable from Moscow to the State Department outlining his assessment of the Soviet Union’s post-World War II expansionist aims. The message outlined his ideas to contain the spread of communism, and became known as the “Long Telegram” because of its unusual length--thousands of words. This containment strategy dominated U.S. foreign policy throughout the decades of the Cold War. close

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Program ID:
509914-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Apr 03, 2021 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Apr 11, 2021 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Apr 03, 2021 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 04, 2021 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 11, 2021 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3