Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958


Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958 [Reading] ➽ Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958 By Ted Hopf – Buyprobolan50.co.uk General answers are hard to imagine for the many puzzling questions that are raised by Soviet relations with the world in the early years of the Cold War Why was Moscow frightened by the Marshall Plan General answers are hard to imagine for the Cold War: Kindle × many puzzling questions that are raised by Soviet relations with the world in the early years of the Cold War Why was Moscow frightened by the Marshall Plan than the Truman Doctrine Why would the Soviet Union abandon its closest socialist ally, Yugoslavia, just when the Cold War was getting under way How could Khrushchev s de Stalinized domestic and foreign policies at first cause a warming of relations with China, and then lead to the loss of its most important strategic ally What Reconstructing the PDF/EPUB ² can explain Stalin s failure to ally with the leaders of the decolonizing world against imperialism and Khrushchev s enthusiastic embrace of these leaders as anti imperialist at a time of the first detente of the Cold War It would seem that only idiosyncratic explanations could be offered for these seemingly incoherent policy outcomes Or, at best, they could be explained by the personalities of Stalin and Khrushchev as leaders The latter, although plausible, is incorrect In fact, the most Stalinist of Soviet leaders, the secret police chief and sociopath, Lavrentii Beria, was the Cold War: Kindle Ô the most enthusiastic proponent of de Stalinized foreign and domestic policies after Stalin s death in March Ted Hopf argues, instead, that it was Soviet identity that explains these anomalies During Stalin s rule, a discourse of danger prevailed in Soviet society, where any deviations from the idealized version of the New Soviet Man, were understood as threatening the very survival of the Soviet project itself But the discourse of danger did not go unchallenged Even under the rule of Stalin, Soviet society understood a socialist Soviet Union as a secure, diverse, and socially democratic place This discourse of difference, with its broader conception of what the socialist project meant, and who could contribute to it, was empowered after Stalin s death, first by Beria, then by Malenkov, and then by Khrushchev, and the rest of the post Stalin Soviet leadership This discourse of difference allowed for the de Stalinization of Eastern Europe, with the consequent revolts in Poland and Hungary, a rapprochement with Tito s Yugoslavia, and an initial warming of relations with China But it also sowed the seeds of the split with China, as the latter moved in the very Stalinist direction at home just rejected by Moscow And, contrary to conventional and scholarly wisdom, a moderation of authoritarianism at home, a product of the discourse of difference, did not lead to a moderation of Soviet foreign policy abroad Instead, it led to the opening of an entirely new, and bloody, front in the decolonizing worldIn sum, this book argues for paying attention to how societies understand themselves, even in the most repressive of regimes Who knows, their ideas about national identity, might come to power sometime, as was the case in Iran in , and throughout the Arab world today.

    Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958 socially democratic place This discourse of difference, with its broader conception of what the socialist project meant, and who could contribute to it, was empowered after Stalin s death, first by Beria, then by Malenkov, and then by Khrushchev, and the rest of the post Stalin Soviet leadership This discourse of difference allowed for the de Stalinization of Eastern Europe, with the consequent revolts in Poland and Hungary, a rapprochement with Tito s Yugoslavia, and an initial warming of relations with China But it also sowed the seeds of the split with China, as the latter moved in the very Stalinist direction at home just rejected by Moscow And, contrary to conventional and scholarly wisdom, a moderation of authoritarianism at home, a product of the discourse of difference, did not lead to a moderation of Soviet foreign policy abroad Instead, it led to the opening of an entirely new, and bloody, front in the decolonizing worldIn sum, this book argues for paying attention to how societies understand themselves, even in the most repressive of regimes Who knows, their ideas about national identity, might come to power sometime, as was the case in Iran in , and throughout the Arab world today."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 305 pages
  • Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958
  • Ted Hopf
  • English
  • 03 March 2018
  • 0199858489

About the Author: Ted Hopf

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10 thoughts on “Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958

  1. Patrick Roberts Patrick Roberts says:

    Invigorating, fresh, and unconventional thinking about the Cold War I ve readabout the Cold War at home in the US, or in Western Europe, but this books took me further afield and shows command of Russian and Eastern European sources.

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