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Title Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism / edited by Ellen Schrecker.

Imprint New York : New Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  327.7300904 C673 2004    ---  Available
Description vi, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-339) and index.
Contents Moral judgments and the Cold War : reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr, William Appleman Williams, and John Lewis Gaddis / Leo P. Ribuffo -- Time of illusion : post-Cold War visions of the world / Bruce Cumings -- Market triumphalism and the wishful liberals / Nelson Lichtenstein -- Cold War triumphalism and the deformation of the American economy / Michael A. Bernstein -- "Papers of a dangerous tendency" : from Major Andre's Boot to the VENONA files / Maurice Isserman and Ellen Schrecker -- Myth of the Berlin blockade and the early Cold War / Carolyn Eisenberg -- United States, the United Nations, and the other post-Cold War world order : internationalism and unilateralism in the American century / Jessica Wang -- Three cold wars / Chalmers Johnson -- Still stuck in the big muddy / Marilyn B. Young -- Remembrance of empires past : 9/11 and the end of the Cold War / Corey Robin.
Summary Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservatives have seized on the collapse of Communist states to argue more generally for the shortcomings of the Left. Having declared victory in the Cold War, the ideologues of the Right have turned to rewriting the history of that struggle, seeking to undo a generation of critical scholarship on America's rise to global dominance after World War II. In its stead, they have tried to install an unabashedly triumphalist account of the course of American history and foreign policy, which culminates in the unqualified defeat of alternatives to a capitalist, free-market, and U.S.-dominated world. Cold War Triumphalism assembles some of the nation's leading historians of U.S. foreign policy, American history, and the Cold War period, to counter and dissect this new virulent strain of right-wing dogma, exposing its historical and ideological roots in the political struggles of the Cold War period.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Philosophy.
United States -- History -- 1945- -- Philosophy.
World politics -- 1945-1989 -- Philosophy.
Cold War.
Cold War -- Influence.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Schrecker, Ellen.
ISBN 1565848993

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