Coverart for item
The Resource Cold War illusions : America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989, Dana H. Allin

Cold War illusions : America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989, Dana H. Allin

Label
Cold War illusions : America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989
Title
Cold War illusions
Title remainder
America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989
Statement of responsibility
Dana H. Allin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. By suggesting that Western Europe was on the verge of being neutralized, or "Finlandized," by Soviet blackmail, American neoconservatives were able to create a picture of Soviet strength and Western weakness that was, in fact, the very reverse of reality. Drawing on a rich variety of sources, Allin analyzes the military, political and economic errors that distorted this picture. His sober and balanced account gives due credit to the uncertainties and complexities of foreign-policy making in a nuclear age. But one conclusion stands out clearly: Given the real balance of power that existed in 1979, recent efforts to give credit to Reagan "toughness" for winning the Cold War are little more than historical caricature
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.A594 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Cold War illusions : America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989, Dana H. Allin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9780312123741
Lccn
94028776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30813901
  • (OCoLC)ocm30813901
Label
Cold War illusions : America, Europe, and Soviet power, 1969-1989, Dana H. Allin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 267 pages
Isbn
9780312123741
Lccn
94028776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30813901
  • (OCoLC)ocm30813901

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...