Cuban Missile Crisis Discussion Case Study 

What is Hershberg getting at when in discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis he refers to the “ludicrous dissonance between the crisis’s nearly apocalyptic outcome and [its] ephemeral causes”? (66) Why did this “ludicrous dissonance” inspire dark satire from figures such as Stanley Kubrick and Tom Lehrer?

What does Hershberg mean when he talks about the “ludicrous disconnect between the crisis’s nearly catastrophic outcome and [its] ephemeral causes” when discussing the Cuban Missile Crisis? (66) Why did individuals like Stanley Kubrick and Tom Lehrer use dark humor to address this “ludicrous dissonance”?