How do we prevent war? How great a price are we willing to pay for peace? Can we use the lessons learned throughout history to extend peace into tomorrow? Those are some of the questions posed by a new 1-hour documentary, The Price of Peace: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg. Norberg, a Swedish author, historian and Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute, undertakes a global journey in search of answers to the relative costs of appeasement and deterrence and seeks to distill their lessons for the United States, other cultures and countries as well.
The documentary drills down on a number of specific and diverse events: The Korea Tree event in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, which brought the two sides to an intense military stand-off … the near launch of Russian nuclear weapons against the United States in 1983 … the ill-conceived Falkland Islands Invasion by Argentina … and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s disastrous 1938 appeasement of Adolf Hitler in Munich. The film also examines the East African Masai tribe’s warrior code of deterrence.
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