13. Take a moment to reflect on the Cold War, based on the readings. The historian DavidHalberstam once wrote that the US and the USSR were like two blind scorpions trapped in ajar, trying to sting their enemy to death, all unaware of how similar they were to oneanother. Do you think the Cold War was inevitable, and if so, was it because the US and theUSSR were so alike, or so different?
Chapter 261. In the Introduction to this chapter, there is a discussion of “Cold War politics by othermeans.” What does this refer to, and does this mentality exist in any recognizable formtoday?
2. What was the military-industrial complex and why was it significant?