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LibelléBernard Baruch utilise l'expression guerre froide (cold war) pour décrire les relations de plus en plus détériorées entre les États-Unis et l'URSS
Date (début)16/04/1947
SynopsisOn this day in 1947, Bernard Baruch, the multimillionaire financier and adviser to presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Harry S. Truman, coined the term “Cold War” to describe the increasingly chilly relations between two World War II Allies: the United States and the Soviet Union. Baruch used the phrase in a speech to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where his portrait was being unveiled:

“Let us not be deceived;” Baruch said, “we are today in the midst of a Cold War. Our enemies are to be found abroad and at home. Let us never forget this: Our unrest is the heart of their success.”

In September 1947, Walter Lippmann, Baruch’s friend and one of the day’s most widely read journalists, used “Cold War” in his New York Herald Tribune column.
The phrase caught on — to describe the bipolar diplomatic and military rivalry between the nuclear superpowers.


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