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Revisionism

Steven Hurst

in Cold War US Foreign Policy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780748620791
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652686 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620791.003.0003
Revisionism

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This chapter examines the revisionist interpretation of US Cold War foreign policy. It explains that the emergence of revisionism prompted the most vituperative debate in the history of the Cold War and that it was William Appleman Williams who may be regarded as the founder of the revisionist perspective. It discusses Williams in detail and also looks at Gabriel Kolko's views of the Cold War and highlights the strengths and limitations of their interpretations.

Keywords: revisionism; foreign policy; Cold War; US; William Appleman Williams; Gabriel Kolko

Chapter.  14388 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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