Cold War Interview with Ex-Chancellor Schmidt 'Both Sides Were in the Grips of Insanity ... Things Have Not Changed'

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cold War. In an interview with SPIEGEL, former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, 89, discusses the policy of nuclear deterrence during the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the stationing of nuclear weapons in Germany and the reasons behind the collapse of the Soviet Union.