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The Resource Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism, edited by Ellen Schrecker

Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism, edited by Ellen Schrecker

Label
Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism
Title
Cold War triumphalism
Title remainder
the misuse of history after the fall of communism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ellen Schrecker
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: "Liberals lie about Reagan's victory because when Reagan won the Cold War, he proved them wrong on everything they had done and said throughout the Cold War. It is their last defense to fifty years of treason." -Ann Coulter. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservatives have seized on the collapse of Communist states to argue more generally for the shortcomings of the Left. Having declared victory in the Cold War, the ideologues of the Right have turned to rewriting the history of that struggle, seeking to undo a generation of critical scholarship on America's rise to global dominance after World War II. In its stead, they have tried to install an unabashedly triumphalist account of the course of American history and foreign policy, which culminates in the unqualified defeat of alternatives to a capitalist, free-market, and U.S.-dominated world. Cold War Triumphalism assembles some of the nation's leading historians of U.S. foreign policy, American history, and the Cold War period, to counter and dissect this new virulent strain of right-wing dogma, exposing its historical and ideological roots in the political struggles of the Cold War period. At a time when the issue of America's role in the world is at the forefront-and when the Right has renewed its assault on progressive values-Cold War Triumphalism will be essential for an understanding of American political ideas in the twenty-first century
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73/009/049
Index
index present
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.C646 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism, edited by Ellen Schrecker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-339) and index
Contents
Moral judgments and the Cold War: reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr, William Appleman Williams, and John Lewis Gaddis / Leo P. Ribuffo -- Time of illusion: post-Cold War visions of the world / Bruce Cumings -- Market triumphalism and the wishful liberals / Nelson Lichtenstein -- Cold War triumphalism and the deformation of the American economy / Michael A. Bernstein -- "Papers of a dangerous tendency": from Major Andre's Boot to the VENONA files / Maurice Isserman and Ellen Schrecker -- The myth of the Berlin blockade and the early Cold War / Carolyn Eisenberg -- The United States, the United Nations, and the other post-Cold War world order: internationalism and unilateralism in the American century / Jessica Wang -- The three cold wars / Chalmers Johnson -- Still stuck in the big muddy / Marilyn B. Young -- Remembrance of empires past: 9/11 and the end of the Cold War / Corey Robin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 359 p.
Isbn
9781565848993
Lccn
2003061501
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53356288
  • 810716
Label
Cold War triumphalism : the misuse of history after the fall of communism, edited by Ellen Schrecker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-339) and index
Contents
Moral judgments and the Cold War: reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr, William Appleman Williams, and John Lewis Gaddis / Leo P. Ribuffo -- Time of illusion: post-Cold War visions of the world / Bruce Cumings -- Market triumphalism and the wishful liberals / Nelson Lichtenstein -- Cold War triumphalism and the deformation of the American economy / Michael A. Bernstein -- "Papers of a dangerous tendency": from Major Andre's Boot to the VENONA files / Maurice Isserman and Ellen Schrecker -- The myth of the Berlin blockade and the early Cold War / Carolyn Eisenberg -- The United States, the United Nations, and the other post-Cold War world order: internationalism and unilateralism in the American century / Jessica Wang -- The three cold wars / Chalmers Johnson -- Still stuck in the big muddy / Marilyn B. Young -- Remembrance of empires past: 9/11 and the end of the Cold War / Corey Robin
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 359 p.
Isbn
9781565848993
Lccn
2003061501
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53356288
  • 810716

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