Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas appears in the following:

Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World

Monday, November 12, 2012

Evan Thomas reveals President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a master of calculated duplicity. In Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World, he shows that behind the bland smile and apparent simple-mindedness, Eisenhower was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, Eisenhower made boldest and riskiest bets.

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Remembering US Foreign Policy and the Bay of Pigs

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fifty years ago this weekend, the Central Intelligence Agency launched a covert attack on Cuba in what became known as The Bay of Pigs. The three day assault, which was carried out under the auspices of a Cuban rebel group, was a fiasco. The rebels were captured and killed, along with a handful of CIA intelligence officers. It was just three months after John F. Kennedy took over the White House, and while the plan had been initiated under Dwight D. Eisenhower, it was Kennedy who signed off on the operation.

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War Fever

Friday, April 30, 2010

Occupy a country half-way round the world? No problem! Evan Thomas's new book, The War Lovers, looks at a key moment in military adventurism. Thomas tells Kurt how the war-mongering that drove the largely forgotten Spanish American War resonates with the war in Iraq.

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How Obama Won

Monday, January 12, 2009

As Inauguration Day approaches, we look back at the 2008 presidential election, and how Barack Obama ended up winning. Leonard talks to two journalist who covered the race from the beginning: Nick Summers, Newsweek reporter; and Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas, author of the new book A Long Time Coming.

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Fog of War

Friday, January 12, 2007

There's been a lot of buzz around Clint Eastwood's recent directorial feat of making back to back World War II movies -- told from two distinct points of view. Flags of Our Fathers tells the story of the battle of Iwo Jima from the American perspective, and Letters from Iwo ...