Losing Our Souls: The American Experience in the Cold War / Edition 1

Losing Our Souls: The American Experience in the Cold War / Edition 1

by Edward Pessen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1566630967

ISBN-13: 9781566630962

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

The United States has won the cold war—but at what cost? While political observers ponder the collapse of Soviet communism, and historians continue to debate the origins of the cold war, scarcely anyone has considered the profound changes it wrought in American society. Edward Pessen's Losing Our Souls is the first book to sum up the consequences of the cold

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The United States has won the cold war—but at what cost? While political observers ponder the collapse of Soviet communism, and historians continue to debate the origins of the cold war, scarcely anyone has considered the profound changes it wrought in American society. Edward Pessen's 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; 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, Mr. Pessen charges that American cold war policy was disastrous for many of our cherished values and institutions. In a powerful indictment of American leadership, he accuses our cold war policymakers of deplorable activities and of misrepresenting them to the American people—all in the name of the cause of anticommunism. Losing Our Souls is an important book that challenges smug official appraisals of our cold war experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566630962
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
1st Elephant paperback ed
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.68(d)

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