John Gaddis

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Member ofCouncil on Foreign Relations/Members
InterestsCold War

John Lewis Gaddis is best known for his work on the Cold War and grand strategy, he has been hailed as the "Dean of Cold War Historians" by The New York Times.[1]

“John Lewis Gaddis is not only the favorite historian of the Reagan administration, but he's regarded as the dean of Cold War scholarship, the leading figure in the American Cold War scholarship, a professor at Yale.”
Noam Chomsky [2]


Attributed to Gaddis is the following quote:

“Yale has influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion.”
John Lewis Gaddis [3]