cold war (n.)
used in print October 1945 by George Orwell; popularized in U.S. c.1947 by Bernard Baruch.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. [Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates," 1979]