Cuba President Fidel Castro gestures during an interview at the Presidential Palace for PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, Feb. 8, 1985, Havana, Cuba. Castro said closer U.S.-Cuban ties would ease global tensions but “I will not change a single one of my principles for a thousand relations with a thousands countries like the United States.” (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi)

Daniel Ellsberg: Most Americans Believe A ‘Fairy Tale’ About The Cold War

Richard Nixon was known for employing the ‘madman theory,’ in which world leaders were made to believe he had an insatiable lust for war combined with volatile, erratic behavior. But the ‘Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower suggests all nuclear policy is fundamentally mad.