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Losing our souls : the American experience in the cold war / Edward Pessen.


Chicago : I.R. Dee, 1993.
ISBN 9781566630375, 1566630967, 1566630371

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Subjects Activités subversives -- États-Unis -- 20e siècle.
Cold War.
Culture politique -- États-Unis -- 20e siècle.
Diplomatic relations.
Etats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945-1989.
Etats-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1945-1989.
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1945-1990.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1945-1990.
Gevolgen.
Guerre froide.
Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Internal security.
Koude Oorlog.
Ost-West-Konflikt.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture.
Politics and government
Politische Kultur.
Subversive activities -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subversive activities.
Sûreté de l'État -- États-Unis -- 20e siècle.
USA.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States.
Description 255 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) and index.
Summary "The cold war," Edward Pessen writes, "was the most unusual war the United States ever fought." It was by far the longest of all American wars, he explains, but it was not a shooting war, and it had neither a precise beginning or ending. It produced United States policies which were bold, dynamic, and unprecedented. The swiftest glance at recent events seems to establish that the United States achieved its chief objectives: amidst the debris of communism and the Soviet.
Empire, the United States stands alone as the sole remaining superpower. Yet, Mr. Pessen asks, victory at what cost? While political observers ponder the Soviet collapse, and historians continue to debate the origins of the cold war, scarcely anyone has considered the profound changes it wrought in American society. Losing Our Souls is the first book to sum up the consequences of the cold war for Americans - the shifting ideals of our approach to international affairs.
Leadership, he accuses our cold war policymakers of engaging in deplorable activities and of misrepresenting them to the American people - all in the name of anticommunism. Losing Our Souls is an important book that challenges official appraisals and offers a different perspective on our cold war experience.
The building of our nuclear arsenal; the tactics used to combat "communist subversion" throughout the world and within the United States; the transformation of the American economy in response to security demands. Carefully reviewing the evidence, and writing with the authority of a distinguished historian, Mr. Pessen charges that American cold war policy has been disastrous for many of our cherished values and institutions. In a powerful indictment of American.
Contents I. American Cold War Policy -- II. The Foreign Policy Principles of a Democratic Republic -- III. American Justifications for Waging the Cold War -- IV. Treating the Soviet Union as the Enemy -- V. Nuclear Bombs for Freedom -- VI. The Crusade Against 'Communist Subversion' at Home -- VII. Covert Operations Against International 'Communist Subversion' -- VIII. The Consequences of America's Cold War Policy -- Epilogue: The Legacy of the Cold War.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28148115
(OCoLC)ocm28148115
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pessen, Edward, 1920-1992.
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