The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity
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The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity : The Stalin Years

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Arguing that ideology is the cornerstone of the Cold War, Mastny demonstrates that Stalin's single-minded adherence to Marxism-Leninism created an atmosphere, both domestically and internationally, of constant insecurity. Behind the internal purges, Russia's control of Eastern Europe, Stalin's relationship with Tito and the West, and acts of espionage and assassination, lay an insecurity, born of ideology, that neither Stalin nor the Soviet Union could ever dispel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 22mm | 459.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195126599
  • 9780195126594
  • 1,168,282

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will undoubtedly take its place alongside the earlier work as one of the most valuable studies of postwar Soviet policy ... Mastny's overall assessment of Stalin is both arresting and persuasive. * Geoffrey Warner, Brasenose College, University of Oxford, History *show more

About Vojtech Mastny

Vojtech Mastny has taught history and international relations at Columbia University, the University of Illinois, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His many books include The Helsinki Process and the Reintegration of Europe and The Czechs under Nazi Rule, which won the Clarke F. Ansley award.show more

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