Christopher Andrew

The edge of destruction

How the world escaped the Cuban missile crisis – and what Britain would have done if it hadn’t

Already a subscriber? Log in

Election special offer

The stage is set. Grab a front-row seat with The Spectator. Subscribe and get 3 months for just £3 – plus a free election mug.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Our online archive, going back to 1828
Written by
Christopher Andrew
Professor Christopher Andrew is Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge. His most recent book is The Secret World: A History of Intelligence. His next book (with Julius Green) is Stars and Spies: Intelligence Operations and the Entertainment Business

Topics in this article

Comments

Want to join the debate?

Only subscribers can comment. Sign up and – in the run-up to the election – you’ll get the next three months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in