A brief an interesting excerpt here includes some interesting historical details regarding the Cuban missile crisis. If you didn't already know our leaders, though often praised for their handling of the issue, in fact acted in ways that appear insane. Also a few details about the current crisis with N Korea, which frankly for most Americans, me included, is just completely shrouded in mystery. Yeah, we know their leaders are a bit nuts, but I always feel like there's a lot to the story we aren't getting. Chomsky provides some of that mostly unknown background.