Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 December 1989

336 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195045321

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Meeting the Communist Threat

Truman to Reagan

Thomas G. Paterson

This provocative volume, written by the distinguished diplomatic historian Thomas G. Paterson, explores why and how Americans have perceived and exaggerated the Communist threat in the last half century. Deftly exploring the ideas and programs of Truman, Kennan, Eisenhower, Dulles, Kennedy, Nixon, Kissinger, and Reagan, as well as the views of dissenters from the prevailing Cold War mentality, Paterson reveals the tenacity of American thinking about threats from abroad.


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