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    The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler Melvyn P. Leffler Ø 8 Read You simply are not going to find a concise clear and effective summary of the causes of the Cold War and its first decade than this

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    Read & download The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler Melvyn’s main thesis is that “the Cold War was waged abroad to maintain a political economy of freedom at home” That the Cold War brought that promise of economic freedom only to capitalist elites or that it permanently moved

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    Melvyn P. Leffler Ø 8 Read Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Read this for class and it is rather dry but informative Gets a little readable in the end

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    Read & download The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler An enormous achievement in concise history You'll be a touch lost if you don't possess a modicum of historical understandin

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    The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) While I enjoyed this book I did not find it to be much of a page turner It is a brief introduction to the perceptions in the US and to some extent in the USSR that led to the Cold War Leffler frames US motivation for the Cold War as

  6. says: The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler Melvyn P. Leffler Ø 8 Read

    Melvyn P. Leffler Ø 8 Read Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler Read & download The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue Well I got distracted from reading this while doing separate research but put together this book is a concise yet enlightening read It's not always the most engaging and can feel a bit repetitive but it wonderfully succeeds in getting across the main point that the Cold War was an ideological struggle that predates its given time frame which is complicated in the post WWII years by geopolitical issues dealing with economic struggl

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    The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) This was reuired reading for my Summer Political Science class I actually thought it was rather interesting learning about how FDR Truman and Eisenhower dealt with WWII Stalin and the Cold War Not a book I would e

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    The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Brief yet dense and very insightful

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    The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Read & download The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue This was a good book But it had a little bit too much of a liberal twist to it It did focus a great deal on the cold war which I liked and was extremely informative Although it was well written it did make Stalin sound like a sensible guy and make America look like a bully that forced the Soviet Bloc into existence I think a slightly balanced view would have made it a better book Despite the liberal twist I l

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    The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue (DOWNLOAD) Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler Read & download The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue if you ever want to hear a lukewarm ciriticizm of us cold war policy along with a halfass defense of soviet cold war policy heres the book for you this book was like kind of short too and theres like 50 russian names with 10 syllables that i dont even know who they are

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Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler

The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue

The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue Free read î 108 D into dangerous confrontation By focusing on American political culture and American anxieties about the Soviet political and economic threat Leffler suggests new ways of understanding the global struggle staged by the two great powers of the postwar e. Brief yet dense and very insightful

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The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue Free read î 108 The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series concise affordable works on pivotal topics in American history society and politics The Specter of Communism is a concise history of the origins of the Cold War and the evolution of US Soviet relations from the B. Melvyn s main thesis is that the Cold War was waged abroad to maintain a political economy of freedom at home That the Cold War brought that promise of economic freedom only to capitalist elites or that it permanently moved Post War US from the New Deal framework to military Keynesianism is fine with Melvyn 1948 presidential Candidate Henry Wallace said fighting communists with guns a blaze will only make the world fear us Why not show all tempted countries instead that we have the best systemproduct and they will follow us instead with their hearts and wallet and millions won t have to die in needless wars just to increase war profiteering Centrist Melvyn also says he thinks the Cold War was great because it meant one united bipartisan foreign policy Less clutter Maybe Melvyn has OCD The millions of dead in Laos Cambodia Indonesia PKI Massacre East Timor Chile Guatemala Nicaragua Cuba and dozens of other countries don t bare a mention in Mel s stupid book about the full price of the Cold War Too much clutter Melvyn has the balls to mention Mosaddegh s removal in 1953 in Iran but reports it only as fact and includes no moral ualms seemingly fine with it and all the decades of Cold War killing under the Shah and the SAVAKMelvyn states the Cold War rightfully happened because Communism is a hostile ideology Let s say for a minute that is true But centuries of US settler colonialism against Native Americans was also a hostile ideology Centuries of enslavement of US Blacks sure looked like part of a hostile ideology To the wants of the 99% US led Neoliberalism has only been an hostile ideology Facing the extinction Capitalism looks completely hostile Has bipartisan support for permanent illegal war been hostile has centuries of American Foreign Policy been hostile or centuries of intitutionalized US Patriarchy and Racism been hostile But centrist Melvyn conveniently ignores all those sides Now that most of the Cold War fears have long been discredited by Noam and others it s hard to read this without rolling one s eyes thinking Oh joy one hundred and thirty pages glorifying the Cold War and Truman This book is almost at the level of the Cold War as a success because those commies would have killed us if they could Kudos to Melvyn for daring to mention the obvious Cold War down side of millions of dead especially the dead of North Korea and Vietnam the excesses of Senator McCarthy government testing on civilians and that CIA was wrong to destroy elections in Italy and Greece Post War because of an overstated threat However when Mel mentions the fall of Soviet Communism he ignores totally that Brzezinski had consciously given Afghanistan to Russia as their own protracted Vietnam to bring them down Historians are supposed to cover power not cover FOR power What s up with Mel He doesn t even feign concern when he says the Red Scare forced screenwriters in the 50 s to stop tackling social issues He just worries about the myth of white America being humiliated on the Global stage White paranoid fantasies you can t trust any poor country being tempted by the only offer communism when no other country will step up to also help Yawn One some pages you think Leffler is concerned with the rest of us about the colossal violation of basic human values caused by the Cold War and then on others you wonder is Leffler half way to having a pin up poster of Curtis LeMay tacked above his bed

Review Þ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ø Melvyn P. Leffler

The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue Free read î 108 Olshevik revolution to the death of Stalin Using not only American documents but also those from newly opened archives in Russia China and Eastern Europe Leffler shows how the ideological animosity that existed from Lenin's seizure of power onward turne. Well I got distracted from reading this while doing separate research but put together this book is a concise yet enlightening read It s not always the most engaging and can feel a bit repetitive but it wonderfully succeeds in getting across the main point that the Cold War was an ideological struggle that predates its given time frame which is complicated in the post WWII years by geopolitical issues dealing with economic struggles power vacuums and military strength This book is useful for both those in the field especially when it came in in 1994 with newly released sources from the Soviet Union and undergrads or anyone new to the field It can be a bit overwhelming with the amount of players discussed but knowing who did what when and where comes over time with studying a seriously complex era global interactions

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  • The Specter of Communism The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1917 1953 A Critical Issue
  • Melvyn P. Leffler
  • English
  • 13 April 2019
  • 9780809015740