The lifelong friendship between George Kennan and Paul Nitze began with an accidental meeting on a train. It ended up defining the contours of US Cold War policy.
IN THE SUMMER of 1943, George Kennan and Paul Nitze met on a train going from New York to Washington. Neither knew who the other was, nor was there any reason they should have. Kennan was a 39-year-old diplomat, just returned from Portugal. A Wall Street man four years Kennan's junior, Nitze was a second-level official at the Board of ... (Full article: 1822 words)
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