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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. One of the byproducts of the crumbling of the Cold War consensus hasbeena questioning of traditional historical interpretations of American foreign policy in thepostwar period.

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Southest Asia–and elsewhere — Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Most users should sign in with their email address. He captures Trumancarrying theattack to Deweyin a tenacious and sometimes disingenuous manner. In theyears since America hasfought two’qimited” wars LaFeber rightlyquestions theimplications ofthisconceptpractised interventionism ona global scale, andbuilta mfiitaryindustrial complex athome-allin anattempt to contain communism andrevolutionaryinstability.


World politics – Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Whateffect hasthe policy hadonAmerican society andontherestoftheworld? The author’s description andanalysis of the actualcampaign is certainly the highpointof hisnarrative. He does add,though, some newinformation to the storyaboutthe extraordinary fightoverthe civilrights’plank;andhas freshdetail concerning Truman’sbrillianttacticalmanoeuvre of callingthe EightiethCongress back to Washington to enactthe platformwhich the Republican convention hadiustendorsed.

America, Russia, and the Cold War, — In a fascinating final chapter,Rosssuggests that ff Deweyhad won in the Republican partyandtheUnitedStates wouldprobably havebeenbetterserved. Rossalso contends thatDewey’s executive leadership wouldhaveguaranteed thepassage of reform legislation, since congressional Republicans wouldnothavedeliberately sabotaged thelegislative programme oftheirfirstpresident in twentyyears.

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Some of theanswers arebeingprovided by a group of whatcanloosely be called “newleft” diplomatic historians who are busilyrevising conventional notions about American foreign policy since theturnof thecentury. New issues, new faces — 7.

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