Condemned to Repeat It: Lessons of History and the Making of U.S. Cold War Containment Policy

Condemned to Repeat It: Lessons of History and the Making of U.S. Cold War Containment Policy

by Sheldon Anderson
     
 

Condemned to Repeat It examines the historical myths that underwrote U.S. containment policy during the Cold War. Anderson argues that the historical record does not support the applicability of 'lessons' learned from nineteenth-century great power diplomacy, peacemaking at the end of World War One, the Munich Agreement, and the Yalta Conference.See more details below

Overview

Condemned to Repeat It examines the historical myths that underwrote U.S. containment policy during the Cold War. Anderson argues that the historical record does not support the applicability of 'lessons' learned from nineteenth-century great power diplomacy, peacemaking at the end of World War One, the Munich Agreement, and the Yalta Conference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739117446
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Metternich, Bismarck, and the Myth of the Nineteenth-Century "Long Peace" Chapter 2 The Myth of the Versailles Treaty and the Origins of World War II Chapter 3 Munich: The Iron Law of Diplomacy Chapter 4 The Real Meaning of Yalta Chapter 5 U.S. Containment Policy and the Second "Long Peace" Chapter 6 Reagan, Star Wars, and the Fall of Communism Chapter 7 The Containment Myths and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century

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