Myths of the Cold War: Amending Historiographic Distortions by Albert L. Weeks

By Albert L. Weeks

Myths of the chilly battle: Amending Historiographic Distortions offers a corrective for the distortions and omissions of many prior family and overseas (including Russian) reviews of the chilly struggle, in particular these released in view that 2000. The “present curiosity” motivation in Weeks's research is gaining a transparent realizing of the bi-polar, $4 trillion, nuclear-war-threatening standoff that lasted over forty years after global battle II until eventually the dying of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Without such wisdom and realizing of this risky clash, any destiny come across of the cold-war style with one other countryside is vulnerable to be construed in complicated methods simply because the U.S.-Soviet chilly conflict was once. The outcome of such false impression within the historiographic feel in addition to in policy-making on the maximum point is that the populations of the contending powers may have distorted conceptions of the explanations for the disagreement. the results of this, in flip, is skewed tendentiousness that mask concrete, underlying explanations of excessive inter-state contention.

Practical advantages therefore stream from an unprejudiced research of the prior chilly warfare with Communist Russia. This knowing can assist hinder a destiny clash, reminiscent of one with Communist China, which a few reputed sinologists are at present predicting, in addition to one with post-Soviet Russia. Conversely, if a brand new chilly battle is imposed at the West, a clearer knowing of the post-World struggle II archetypical chilly battle can be edifying.

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