Chapter

The Cold War Is Not Over

in Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226522081
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226522104 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226522104.003.0006
The Cold War Is Not Over

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This chapter suggests that the characteristic patterns and political pathologies of the Cold War continue as essential and even amplified features of the contemporary scene in the United States, arguing against the claim that the Cold War ended without a shot and without anybody being killed. It explains that the Cold War had the elements of a literal military war, from the application of violence to the creation of a culture of preparedness and sacrifice and from the gathering of intelligence to geopolitical maneuvers.

Keywords: Cold War; political pathologies; military war; violence; culture of preparedness; gathering of intelligence; geopolitical maneuvers

Chapter.  6832 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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