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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:   eBook : Document : 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 spiralling nuclear arms race, and a deepening state of national insecurity. This book 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: Print version:
Chernus, Ira, 1946-
Apocalypse management.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007012401
(OCoLC)105454244
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight David Eisenhower; Dwight David Eisenhower
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Chernus
ISBN: 9780804768467 0804768463
OCLC Number: 608519012
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 307 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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