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War-gaming Armageddon

Episode 3 of 5

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 30 January 2013

Tim Harford tells the story of Thomas Schelling, an economist who helped America and the Soviet Union to avoid nuclear war. He reveals how Schelling, a game theorist, became one of the most influential strategists of the 20th century.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.


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