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Apocalypse management : Eisenhower and the discourse of national insecurity

Author: Ira Chernus
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
Series: Stanford nuclear age series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For eight years President Dwight Eisenhower claimed to pursue peace and national security. Yet his policies entrenched the United States in a seemingly permanent cold war, a spiraling nuclear arms race, and a deepening state of national insecurity. Ira Chernus uncovers the key to this paradox in Eisenhower's unwavering commitment to a consistent way of talking, in private as well as in public, about the cold war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chernus, Ira, 1946-
Apocalypse management.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)606113714
Online version:
Chernus, Ira, 1946-
Apocalypse management.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608519012
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight David Eisenhower; Dwight David Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Chernus
ISBN: 9780804758079 0804758077
OCLC Number: 105454244
Description: xii, 307 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: on Eisenhower and discourse --
Part I: The Origins Of Apocalypse Management --
Ideological foundations --
"The chance for peace" --
Candor and Korea --
The new look and "atoms for peace" --
Part II: The Trials Of Apocalypse Management --
The trap --
The president and the bomb, 1953-1955 --
Part III: The Triumph Of Apocalypse Management --
The Formosa Straits crisis --
"Open skies" --
The spirit of Geneva --
Part IV: The Ironies Of Apocalypse Management --
Beyond Geneva --
Mutual security and the military budget --
The president and the bomb, 1956-1960 --
The ironies of disarmament --
Conclusion: the national insecurity state.
Series Title: Stanford nuclear age series.
Responsibility: Ira Chernus.
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Apocalypse Management explains Dwight Eisenhower's eight years of self-defeating cold war policies by analyzing the pattern of Eisenhower's private and public discourse, a pattern that still  Read more...

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"Here is the first authoritative study of Eisenhower and his presidential moment which accounts properly for the decisive aspect of religion in his conception of the cold war and its conduct. Chernus Read more...

 
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