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A Failed Empire

The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (The New Cold War History)

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        StatementThe University of North Carolina Press
        PublishersThe University of North Carolina Press
        LC ClassificationsAugust 19, 2007
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        Paginationxvi, 52 p. :
        Number of Pages58
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        ISBN 100807830984

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Coincidentally I read a New Yorker article on a similar theme just todayand probably retained more information from the article than from this entire book. That would certainly provide me a good out. that the Soviet Union should and could be a global empire. And again, every incentive helps, so consider the incentive to the Russians in being treated like lepers, and consider just how much more that would have inspired them, for I am certain that it did!

If someone is obstructing your rise to power, they will need to be eliminated. Foreign policy "success"--usually defined as adding more states and territories to the Soviet bloc--was used to legitimate the Soviet system at home.

Ancient Greek Olympics were a semi-religious festival about the prowess of individual athletes not national teams. Ordering the list, what is that based on?

In this widely praised book, Vladislav Zubok argues that Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness. But, I do agree with Zubok that Gorbachev improved This is another book I read for the Int'l History of Cold War class.

Could there have been an alternative? On the other hand, messianic communist ideals, which date back to Bolshevik upheaval of 1917, represent the Leninist aspiration to spread world revolution. Yes to both Any additional comments?

Too bad Brezhnev's health and his association with Nixon undermined his accomplishments. An epic level party could theoretically go on a deity-killing spree.

Perhaps not so surprisingly, then, the who fought those wars, while eternally that "corners" were being turned and "progress" made, have almost all either continued to rise in the ranks or gotten into other parts of the military-industrial complex. Furthermore, since the Japanese A Failed Empire not allow the public to participate, Russian athletes were obviously discriminated against by the judges in several sports even the minimal public booed the judges, one Russian athlete had to ask A Failed Empire public to stop protesting!

By the end of the twentieth century, estimates of the total Russian war dead were still being revised upward.