American Cold War Strategy Interpreting NSC 68

ISBN-10: 0312066376

ISBN-13: 9780312066376

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ernest R. May

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Written in 1950, NSC 68 laid out the rationale for American Cold War strategy. This volume includes the complete text of NSC 68, followed by commentaries from former officials, specialists on American foreign policy, and American and foreign scholars. Ernest May's analytical essays discuss the many ways in which this historical document can be read, remembered, and understood.
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List price: $18.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Ernest R. May is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. He is co-author, with Philip D. Zelikow, of The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Introduction: NSC 68: The Theory and Politics of Strategy
The Document
NSC 68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security (April 14, 1950)
Biases, Official and Scholarly
Eyewitness Testimony
Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1947-1950
Secretary of State, 1949-1953
Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1950-1953
Later Officials' Retrospects
Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1953-1957
Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1961-1963
Assistant to the President for European and Soviet Affairs, 1989-1990
American Expert, Foreign Ministry of the USSR, 1949-1990
Interpreters of U.S. Foreign Policy
Realism: Paul Y. Hammond
Revisionism: William Appleman Williams
Neorealism: Samuel F. Wells, Jr.
Postrevisionism: John Lewis Gaddis
Post-Postrevisionism: Lloyd Gardner
American Interpreters of American History
U.S. Political History: Alonzo L. Hamby
U.S. Intellectual History: Bruce Kuklick
U.S. Cultural History: Emily S. Rosenberg
A World Historian and a Social Scientist
Modern World History: Walter McDougall
International Relations and Foreign Policy Theory: Deborah Welch Larson
Foreign Scholars
The United Kingdom: Zara Steiner
Germany: Helga Haftendorn
Norway: Geir Lundestad
Russia: Vladislav Zubok
People's Republic of China: Shu Guang Zhang
Chronology of the Cold War, 1944-1954
Some Public Opinion Polls, 1948-1951
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Postwar Division of Europe (map)
The Spread of Communism in China and Korea (map)
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