Learning from the Cold War

Learning from the Cold War : Rebuilding America's Strategic Vision in the 21st Century

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An ingenious look at the Cold War?and how it can help America move forward Adding a fresh perspective to the debate about America's options in the ?war on terror, ? this lucid retrospective by one of the most admired voices in the national security arena answers an important and largely ignored question: How can the brilliance and energy of the great Cold War thinkers be recaptured and applied to the strategic challenges posed by transnational terrorism? In recounting the failures and successes of American strategists during the Cold War, Jonathan Stevenson synthesizes a massive amount of information from past and present to remind us that protecting the United States today will take more than good intelligence?it will also require exceptional imagination.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 302 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 18mm | 299.37g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014311574X
  • 9780143115748
  • 2,180,006

Table of contents

Learning From The Cold War1. Harnessing Doom
2. American Ways of Thinking
3. Sidelining the Unthinkable
4. Intellectual Dislocations of the Cold War
5. The Halting Leap Forward
6. Selective Nostalgia
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Review quote

" A penetrating and inventive exploration of the Cold War and its aftermath."
-Jessica Stern, author of "Terror in the Name of God"
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About Jonathan Stevenson

Jonathan Stevenson is a professor of strategic studies at the Naval War College, and was Senior Fellow for Counter-terrorism and editor of Strategic Survey at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He spent most of the 1990's as a journalist in sub-Saharan Africa and Northern Ireland, and his previous books include We Wrecked the Place: Contemplating an End to the Northern Irish Troubles and Losing Mogadishu. He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The National Interest, as well as in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. He lives in Mystic, CT.
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