The Political Psychology of Appeasement: Finlandization and Other Unpopular Essays

The Political Psychology of Appeasement: Finlandization and Other Unpopular Essays

by Walter Laqueur


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412862783
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 02/29/2016
Edition description: New
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Walter Laqueur was director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and served as chairman of the International Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington until 2000. He was founder and editor of the Journal of Contemporary History and other publications. Laqueur taught at Georgetown, Harvard, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis University, and Tel Aviv University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition vii

Acknowledgments xv

Preface xvii


Finlandization 3

The Fall of Europe? 23

"Eurocommunism" and Its Friends 37

Russia Beyond Brezhnev 49

Essays in Futurism

Six Scenarios for 1980 61

The Next Ten Years 71


Karl Heinzen and the Origins of Modern Terrorism 83

The Futility of Terrorism 93

Second Thoughts on Terrorism 107

World Affairs and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Psychology of Appeasement 117

The World and President Carter 129

America and the World: The Next Four Years, Confronting the Problems 143

The Issue of Human Rights 159

Third World Fantasies 173

Fascism-The Second Coming 185

Peace in the Middle East

Peace With Egypt? 197

Is Peace Possible in the Middle East? 209

Is Peace Still Possible in the Middle East?: The View from Tel Aviv 221


The World of Mr. Begin 239

Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem-The Controversy Revisited 251

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