An analysis and critical commentary on the general approach of American foreign policy toward Soviet Russia during the formative years of the Cold War. Whitcomb contends that the United States must bear a major share of the responsibility for the endless litany of conflicts, crises, and military confrontations that came to mark our foreign relations after 1945.
Whitcomb shows that the American foreign affairs tradition led the country to entertain persistent misperceptions of the realities of the international arena in which it had to function. At the same time, Whitcomb points to the incompatability between many of the nation's most cherished values and the habits of action that Americans exhibited in their relationships with other states. An important post-revisionist view, this book will be of interest to American foreign policy for scholars and students alike.
"Professor Whitcomb makes a valuable contribution to a clearer understanding of the conduct of both Russia's and America's decision-makers during the Second World War and the years immediately thereafter....The central thesis of his book is a valuable one, namely, that the impasse was a product of mutual antagonisms, originating in misperceptions, misunderstandings, and mistrust of one another's motives."-From the Foreword by Ambassador A. Dobrynin Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America
|Introduction: American Meets Russia, 1941-1961|
|A Case Study The Troubled Partnership: The Bear and the Eagle in World War II|
|The Postwar Scene (1945-53)|
|Cold War and Things|
|The Eisenhower Years: Nothing Fundamental|
|Has Changed Babylon Revisited Selected|
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Series: Beta Phi Mu Monograph Series; 5
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 30th August 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 2.54 x 16.51 x 24.13
Weight (kg): 0.64