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The myth of triumphalism : rethinking President Reagan's Cold War legacy

Author: Beth A Fischer
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2020]
Series: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Did President Reagan's hawkish policies destroy the Soviet Union and enable the United States to win the Cold War? Many Americans believe this to be the case. In this view -- known as 'triumphalism' -- Reagan's denunciations of the 'evil empire' and his military buildup compelled Moscow to admit defeat. The president's triumph demonstrates that America's leaders should stand strong and threaten adversaries into  Read more...
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Fischer, Beth A., 1964-
Myth of triumphalism.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2020]
(DLC) 2019030036
(OCoLC)1112142087
Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth A Fischer
ISBN: 9780813178196 0813178193
OCLC Number: 1124761734
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Triumphalism and President Reagan's Cold War legacy --
Engaging the enemy --
Reagan's military buildup : "busting the Soviet Union"? --
The strategic defense initiative : ending the MADness --
Soviet new thinking and the withdrawal from Afghanistan --
Moscow calls off the arms race --
The triumph of diplomacy and leadership.
Series Title: Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace
Responsibility: Beth A. Fischer.

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Did President Reagan's hawkish policies destroy the Soviet Union and enable the United States to win the Cold War? Ultimately President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev together were able to  Read more...

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