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Power, Principle, and the Constitution Loch K. It is also one of the best books about strategy I’ve ever read.

Immerman and Petra Goedde. This updated edition of Gaddis’ classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Lists with This Book. Kennan’s argument for political containment ignored the immediate military threat, and while he was critical of the “symmetrical” model of NSC, his own pronouncements on Containment largely failed to differentiate between vital and peripheral interests.

Oxford University Press Amazon. My pag This is an essential book for students of American history. Although this book is a bit dated, it is critical for anyone trying to understand modern foreign policy and national security.

Freedom’s Orator Robert Cohen. Oct 29, Mike Hankins rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will say that I think that there could have been a greater focus on Carter and Reagan, but it was sufficient. It is an excellent and clearly written book that discusses policy at the highest levels, and both it’s successes and failures.


Strategies of Containment

Gaddis’s account of the varied forms containment policy took across each administration from Truman to Nixon, if you read the original 80s version, or Truman to Bush 43 if you read the revised version, strategiez largely sound. A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world. May 24, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kennan, he wrote a 19 page “telegram.

This book is essential for anyone who wants to learn more about the Confainment War.

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Fantastic read providing stratevies of inspiration for think long term Very valuable book that helped me see a lot more subtlety and vision associated with US leaders in the Cold War era. This was a very fascinating book for me.

This is an excellent analysis of the US national security policies beginning with Truman and ending with Reagan. X article does not leave the reader with a clear strategy a government could implement. Nov 23, Mina rated cotainment really liked it.

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This could be achieved through counter-pressure 2. Yet he just can’t help but go back to Kennan anyway. Relative to my previous reading, the book was more work for me this time because it assumes the reader already knows Cold War history well.

Nitze is the Forrest Gump of the Cold War, he pops up everywhere. Apr 06, Eric rated it really liked it. Roosevelt’s postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F.

Gaddis was a close friend and long time admirer cobtainment Kennan. Sep 24, Noe Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. Kennan’s original strategy of containment, Ot, The Eisenhower-Dulles “New Look,” the Kennedy-Johnson “flexible response” strategy, the Nixon-Kissinger strategy of detente, and now a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan – and Gorbechev – completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War to an end.


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One begins their examination of Cold War history, perhaps, with Kennan, but there his story ends. Incidentally, Ken Adelman’s Reagan at Reykjavik is the best account so far on that subject, though Nitze’s own accounts are worthwhile. This updated edition of Gaddis’ classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War.

Additionally, Gaddis asserts that both of these administrations were obsessed with psychological factors — that they worried as much about appearances as reality.

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Living in the Crosshairs David S. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen. Beautifully written and laid out, it flows along in a highly logical and pedagogical manner.