Henry Wallace and the Origins of the Cold War, With Benn Steil

Benn Steil, a senior fellow and director of international economics at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how Henry Wallace might have changed history had he and not Harry Truman succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt as president.

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Host
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Credits

Ester Fang - Associate Podcast Producer

Gabrielle Sierra - Editorial Director and Producer

Episode Guests
  • Benn Steil
    Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics

Show Notes

Enter the CFR book giveaway by February 13, 2024, for the chance to win one of ten free copies of The World That Wasn’t: Henry Wallace and the Fate of the American Century by Benn Steil. You can read the terms and conditions of the offer here

 

Mentioned on the Episode 

 

Danny Rocco, Convention

 

Benn Steil, The Battle for Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

 

Benn Steil, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War 

 

Benn Steil, The World That Wasn’t: Henry Wallace and the Fate of the American Century

 

Oliver Stone, The Untold Story of American History

 

Henry Wallace, “Text of Wallace Letter to Stalin Calling for Peace Program,” New York Times

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