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To mark the 75th anniversary of Ambassador George F. Kennan's "Long Telegram," the History and Public Policy Program gathered a group of renowned historians to discuss one of the most consequential foreign policy documents in US history. Hear from James G. Hershberg, Vladimir O. Pechatnov, Vladislav M. Zubok, Svetlana Savranskaya, Mark Kramer, and Sergey Radchenko as they analyze the document from a Soviet perspective.


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