Do nuclear weapons enhance the ability to deter conventional conflicts?
Go to the website for The Economist Asks podcast (link below) and listen to the interview with Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin, as you will recall, is the creator of The West Wing. He’s also the director of the 2020 Netflix movie, The Trial of the Chicago Seven. In this interview, the host talks to him about the factual inaccuracies in that movie, if they matter, and why.
You are going to answer the question the host asks: How important is truth to historical drama?
There are three parts to this project:
1) How does Aaron Sorkin answer this question?
2) How do YOU answer this question?
3) Illustrate your answer with an example other than The Trial of the Chicago Seven.
Answer the question: Do nuclear weapons enhance the ability to deter conventional conflicts?
What about nuclear conflicts? Explain your answer based on deterrence theory.