Graham Allison on the Cuban Missile Crisis

When Armageddon loomed
Harvard Gazette
October 3, 2012
Quoted: Graham Allison, Belfer Center director
Topic: Cuban Missile Crisis

“‘Because it was, I think everybody agrees, the most dangerous moment that human beings have lived through and survived so far, it has a compelling character,’ said Graham Allison, HKS’s Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and director of its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. ‘We are very interested as a center and as a School in what lessons you can learn from history that you might apply to help deal with current problems; I think the Cuban missile crisis is an excellent illustration of that.’”

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