Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the by Ned O'Gorman

By Ned O'Gorman

In spring of 1953, newly elected President Eisenhower sat down along with his employees to debate the nation of yank procedure within the chilly conflict. the USA, he insisted, wanted a brand new method of an pressing scenario. From this assembly emerged Eisenhower’s groups of “bright younger fellows,” charged with constructing competing guidelines, every one of which might come to form international politics. In Spirits of the chilly War, Ned O’Gorman argues that the early chilly warfare used to be a crucible not just for contesting political options, but in addition for competing conceptions of the US and its position on this planet. Drawing on large archival learn and vast studying in highbrow and rhetorical histories, this finished account indicates chilly warriors debating “worldviews” as well as extra strictly instrumental tactical goals. Spirits of the chilly War is a rigorous scholarly account of the strategic debate of the early chilly War—a cultural diagnostic of yank defense discourse and an exam of its origins.

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