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Cold War Triumphalism

The Misuse of History After the Fall of Communism
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Cold War Triumphalism exposes the ideological roots of such unabashed triumphalist accounts, and counters the current attempt to rewrite the history of the Cold War struggle. Assembling some of the nation's leading historians of U.S.

foreign policy, the Cold War, and recent American history, Cold War Triumphalism captures a generation of /5(6). Cold War Triumphalism book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Assembling some of the nation's leading historians of US forei /5. InPresident George W.

Bush declared, “The great struggles of the twentieth century between liberty and totalitarianism ended with a decisive victory for the forces of freedom—and a single sustainable model for national success: freedom, democracy, and free enterprise.” Cold War Triumphalism exposes the ideological roots of such unabashed triumphalist accounts, and.

Andrew Bacevich describes how the U.S. learned all the wrong lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. You won’t hear it from any of the candidates vying to succeed.

This mixed but interesting volume of essays shows leftist and critical historians coming to grips with the legacy of the U.S. victory in the Cold War. Bruce Cumings contributes an important discussion of some of the leading ways in which American scholars have interpreted the end of the contest with the Soviet Union.

Leo P. Ribuffo's critique of the competing but interconnected attempts of. Rather than an objective discussion of the consequences of cold war triumphalism (which is real and has had negative consequences), most of the papers attempt to depict the Cold War as a result of American foreign policy, without much discussion of the very real dangers that /5.

Cold War Triumphalism assembles some of the nation's leading historians of U.S. foreign policy, American history, and the Cold War period, to counter and dissect this new virulent strain of right-wing dogma, exposing its historical and ideological roots in the political struggles of the Cold War period.

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Introduction: Cold War Triumphalism and the Real Cold War / Ellen Schrecker Moral Judgments and the Cold War: Reflections on Reinhold Niebuhr, William Appleman Williams, and John Lewis Gaddis / Leo P. Ribuffo Time of Illusion: Post-Cold War Visions of the Cold War / Bruce Cumings Market Triumphalism and the Wishful Cold War Triumphalism book.

Post–cold war triumphalism produced consequences that are nothing less than disastrous. Historians will remember the past two decades not as a unipolar moment, but as an interval in which America succumbed to excessive self-regard.

That moment is now ending with our economy in shambles and our country facing the prospect of permanent war. Ellen Wolf Schrecker (born August 4, ) is an American professor emerita of American history at Yeshiva has received the Frederick Ewen Academic Freedom Fellowship at the Tamiment Library at is known primarily for her work in the history of ian Ronald Radosh has described her as "the dean of the anti-anti-Communist historians."Born: August 4, (age 81).

The contributors to this collection are after big game: the American sense of triumphalism that followed the end of Soviet communism.

Coming from the political left, they attack the claims of those.am. Book Review: Cold War Triumphalism Edited by Ellen Schrecker The New Press, In the bulk of the Western media, the free market and its associated 'values' are portrayed as carrying all before them.

The cold war was won by the forces of. Book Description: 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".

Buy COLD WAR TRIUMPHALISM: The Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism New Ed by Schrecker, Ellen, Ellen Schrecker (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(3). Get this from a library. Cold War triumphalism: the misuse of history after the fall of communism.

[Ellen Schrecker;] -- Publisher's description: "Liberals lie about Reagan's victory because when Reagan won the Cold War, he proved them wrong on everything they had done and said throughout the. Cold War Triumphalism exposes the ideological roots of such unabashed triumphalist accounts, and counters the current attempt to rewrite the history of the Cold War struggle.

Assembling some of the nation's leading historians of U.S. foreign policy, the Cold War, and recent American history, Cold War Triumphalism captures a generation of /5(4). It is a story of delusions of omnipotence and rash behavior, punctuated by moments of redeeming statesmanship and self-restraint.

Harper concludes that, rather than triumphalism, a clear look back at the Cold War's close calls with catastrophe and enormous cost in lives and treasure ought to evoke a sense of regret and humility, as well as relief.

Ellen Schrecker, ed. Cold War Triumphalism: The Misuse of History after the Fall of York: The New Press: p. $18, SUMMARY. This book is a collection of essays that provide a response to the overwhelming opinion that the economic and political policies of the Reagan and G.

Bush Administrations brought about the downfall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold. Depends what aspect of the Cold War you are looking for really.

Cold War Triumphalism: The Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism is an excellent book of essays mainly focusing on US intellectuals and challenging the concept of the US being a "victor" of the cold war.

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Publication Date: Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (6/30/). Despite the market triumphalism that greeted the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet empire seemed initially to herald new possibilities for social democracy. In the s, with a new era of peace and economic prosperity apparently imminent, people discontented with the realities of global capitalism swept social democrats into.

The book is sophisticated and erudite but also engagingly written and lively. For the Soul of Mankind will appeal to general readers as well as to experts and university students, and will be a standard text in classes dealing with the Cold War.” —Mark Kramer, Harvard University.

I suspect that most citizens of South Korea would disagree with this assertion, one of a host of curious claims in Cold War Triumphalism: The Misuse of History after the Fall of Communism.” This.

Drawing on both US and Soviet sources, this study demonstrates that triumphalism is a series of falsehoods about President Reagan's intentions, his policies, and the impact his administration had on the Soviet Union.

In reality, the president's initially hardline posture undermined US interests and brought the superpowers to the brink of war. Cold War Triumphalism Ellen Schrecker, editor The New Press, $ (cloth) Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date nor was any item of the news, nor any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on the record.

Consequently, toughness and a commitment to a strong military were the triumphalist lessons of the Cold War. Beth Fischer’s The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan’s Cold War Legacy (University Press of Kentucky, ) challenges this interpretation of Reagan’s Cold War foreign policy.

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Fischer argues that the military. Triumphalism is the attitude or belief that a particular doctrine, religion, culture, or social system is superior to and should triumph over all others. Triumphalism is not an articulated doctrine but rather a term that is used to characterize certain attitudes or belief systems by parties such as political commentators and historians.

The book was a best-seller, but not a huge one, maybe because the excitement about the end of the Cold War had cooled. Fukuyama had taken his time writing it. “The End of History and the Last Author: Louis Menand. But the essays in Ellen Schrecker’s Cold War Triumphalism make a persuasive case for the necessity of revisiting the legacy of the Cold War, and collectively they offer a serious alternative to the triumphalist narrative.

The importance of this effort, as the contributors. As might have been expected, the right greeted these mea culpas with a fresh round of Cold War triumphalism.

An editorial in Hilton Kramer's New Criterion, for instance, concluded that Hoffman's essay "remains historically important as a statement Author: Jacob Heilbrunn. The East-West struggle for supremacy from to shaped the lives of hundreds of millions and brought the world to the brink of disaster on several occasions.

More than two decades on, the debate over its causes and dynamics is far from over. Drawing on the latest archival evidence and scholarly research, prize-winning historian John Lamberton Harper provides a concise, briskly-written.

Cohen: The real concern I have with this "we won the Cold War" triumphalism is the mythology that we are safer today than we were when the Soviet Union existed. Though it is blasphemous to say so. Book Review: "The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation" Published by User, 13 years ago American "triumphalism" and the American "war story" began its decline after WWII and collapsed completely after Vietnam (or Cited by: