Date of Award

1989

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Thesis

Department

History

Abstract

The traditional interpretation of the Cuban missile crisis is held by nearly all of the participants in the crisis, as well as by many contemporary observers, including numerous journalists and political scientists of the 1960s and 1970s. For the most part, the traditionalists form a cohesive interpretation, with nearly all traditional writers agreeing on at least three basic issues.