Cold War

Barbara Keys reviews 'The Cold War: A world history' by Odd Arne Westad

Barbara Keys
19 December 2017

‘The long years we spent plunged in the Cold War made losers of us all,’ Mikhail Gorbachev lamented after the collapse of the Soviet Union. By then, Gorbachev was unequivocally a loser More

Sheila Fitzpatrick reviews 'Red Apple' by Phillip Deery

Sheila Fitzpatrick
31 October 2014

This book is about a moral panic resulting in the deployment of huge police and bureaucratic resources to ruin the lives of some unlucky individuals who were, or seemed to be, Communist Party members or sympathisers. None of Deery’s cases seems to have been doing anything that posed an actual threat to the US government or population; that, at least, is how it loo ... More

Tom Griffiths on coming of age in the Great Acceleration

Tom Griffiths
27 October 2014

I am a ‘Sputnik’, born in the year the Soviet satellite launched the Cold War into space. The launching by the Russians of the first artificial Earth satellite on 4 October 1957 seemed to many in the West a threatening symbol of escalating superpower rivalry. And it did unleash extreme military anxiety and triggered what became known as the Space Race. Twelve ye ... More

Silvio Pons and Robert Service (eds): A Dictionary of 20th Century Communism

Stuart Macintyre
14 April 2011

Companion to a collapse

Stuart Macintyre

 

A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism
edited by Silvio Pons and Robert Service, translated by Mark Epstein and Charles Townsend
Princeton University Press (Footprint Books), $149 hb, 959 pp, 9780691135854

 

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