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Closing Pandora’s Box: Arms Races, Arms Control, and the History of the Cold War
Untangles the realities of 20th-century diplomacy,

Our Price: $30.00
By Patrick Glynn (au)
Year: 1992
Pages: 445
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-465-09809-6

Product Code: 1422353710

Untangles the realities of 20th-century diplomacy, analyzes the major crises & wars, & reevaluates the successes & failures of democratic statesmen in light of the Cold War’s outcome. Focuses on the Western preoccup. with weaponry, arms races, & arms control. Reveals the common threads among the origins of WW1, WW2, & the Cold War. Shows how democratic statesmen were repeatedly inhibited from action against dictators by popular but flawed notions about armaments & war. Demonstrates how America’s relative success in Korea & its massive failure in Vietnam were linked to larger Cold War controversies over war & strategy. Explains the  relevance of these Cold War-era debates to the Persian Gulf war & the post-Cold War world.

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