Book Discussion on The Cold War: A New History

John Lewis Gaddis talked about his book The Cold War: A New History, published by Penguin Press. In his book he categorized the Cold… read more

John Lewis Gaddis talked about his book The Cold War: A New History, published by Penguin Press. In his book he categorized the Cold War as a necessary conflict that settled divisive world issues. He called the Cold War a “movement from fear to hope,” and described the roles played by Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Margaret Thatcher during the Cold War. The author had access to newly-released documents from the archives of the former Soviet Union and China. Professor Gaddis reassessed the Cold War in the Mortara Center for International Studies' first Distinguished Lecture in Diplomatic History. Following his presentation, Professor Gaddis responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Professor McNeil moderated the event. close

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Book Discussion on The Cold War: A New History

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 5, 2006
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Mar 14, 2008

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  • Feb 05, 2006 | 6:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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