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by Dana H. Allin

eBook Cold War Illusions: America, Europe and Soviet Power, 1969-89 download ISBN: 0333637763
Author: Dana H. Allin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (March 1995)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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Category: History
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Cold War Illusions: Ameri. has been added to your Cart. The Soviet empire entered its steepest decline and fall in the very years that Washington was captivated by the specter of a rising Soviet threat.

Cold War Illusions: Ameri. How did American elites get it so wrong? In this important book, Dana Allin combines a masterful narrative of the Cold War with a fascinating dissection of the fallacies upon which its surreal pessimism was based. He focuses on the so-called "second Cold War" that followed the detente of the early 1970s, and on Europe, which remained the central battlefield and prize of that ideological struggle.

Journal of Cold War Studies . (2000) 124-126 Dana H. Allin, Cold War Illusions: America, Europe, and Soviet . Allin, Cold War Illusions: America, Europe, and Soviet Power, 1969-1989. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. Allin's first chapter summarizes the origins and course of containment in Europe from 1945 to 1969, tracing the pessimism expressed by Kissinger back to the founding generation of . Allin identifies two versions of containment. He associates the first with Secretary of State Dean Acheson, whose view that the "West European democracies were inherently weak" was later echoed by Kissinger.

Cold War Illusions book. He focuses on The Soviet empire entered its steepest decline and fall in the very years that Washington was captivated by the specter of a rising Soviet threat.

Epilogue: America, Europe and the Shadow of a Vanished Empire - Index. Introduction - Prologue: Containment in Europe, 1945-1969 - Henry Kissinger and the Decline of the West - The Neoconservative Alarm - The Military Threat: Nuclear Blackmail - The Political Threat: Europe's Slide to the Left - The Economic Threat: Energy and Jobs - Who Won the Cold War? - Epilogue: America, Europe and the Shadow of a Vanished Empire - Index.

Cold war illusionsamerica, europe and soviet POWER1969-1989 by dana h. allin. allin Given his argument about the illusion of soviet power, this failure to take a critical stand seems like an anomaly.

Who won the Cold War? is a question that continues to attract a cottage industry of books and essays. Who won the Cold War? is a question that continues to attract a cottage industry of books and essays. Allin, deputy director of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, is intent on denying the trophy to neoconservatives, whose analysis of Soviet power in the 1970s and 1980s, he argues, badly misread the significance of the Soviet buildup in nuclear forces, grossly overestimated West.

The Soviet empire entered its steepest decline and fall in the same years Washington was captivated by the specter of a rising Soviet threat

The Soviet empire entered its steepest decline and fall in the same years Washington was captivated by the specter of a rising Soviet threat. How did American elites get it so wrong? Dana H. Allin combines masterful Cold War narrative with a fascinating dissection of the fallacies of this surreal pessimism.

America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989. 1st ed. by Dana H. Published 1995 by St. Martin's Press in New York. Includes bibliographical references (p. -260) and index.

Soviet Power: 1969-1989. badly misread the significance of the Soviet buildup in nuclear forces, grossly overestimated West European tempta tions toward neutrality, and in general combined bad advice with distorted. analysis during the concluding phase of. the Cold War. try of books and essays. Allin, deputy director of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, is intent on denying the trophy to neo. conservatives, whose analysis of Soviet. Allin's basic contention? that containment and deterrence pro vided a workable shield behind which the.