The actual Cold War, which pitted the U.S and Soviet Union in a battle for global political supremacy, is reputedly dead, but the term itself was fashioned 60 years ago today.

I teach both communications and history classes to college students, and I’m always shocked at a) the poor English skills and b) the historical ignorance.  Few even know who Dwight D. Eisenhower was, let alone the [tag]Cold War[/tag].

Anyway, it was financier and presidential confident Bernard M. Baruch who coined the term that swept the world for the next half century while he was speaking at the South Carolina Statehouse on April 16, 1947.

One thought on “Cold War Turns 60 Today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *