Why Does the Cold War Matter Today?

Accuracy in Academia

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“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” On May 3, 2016, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, an author and associate professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, repeated this quote while discussing her newly published book “A Brief History of the Cold War.” Spalding wrote the book in hopes of educating people on the tyrannical nature of communism, a lesson she claims more educators neglect.