- Presidential Inaugural Addresses courtesy of C-Span. I was especially transfixed by the language in Eisenhower's 1953 Inaugural Address.
- Clips from Sen. Joe McCarthy's Committee Hearings including this classic - "Have you no sense of decency?" (Read more about it here.)
- McCarthy was certainly an odd duck. Check him out on Face the Nation in 1954.
- This excerpt from the 1959 Kitchen Debate between Nikita Krushchev and Richard Nixon comes with subtitles.
According to journalist and writer Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (2013) it looks like the answer is -- yes! something like this could have happened. (Well, maybe without the fluoridated water bit.) You can read all about the truths behind Dr. Strangelove in Schlosser's recent New Yorker article. Sometimes it's best...not to know, you know?