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However even before the war ended they became competitors and soon morphed into cold war enemies This tells the story.

Strategies of Containment – Paperback – John Lewis Gaddis – Oxford University Press

Fantastic read providing lots of inspiration for think long term Very valuable book that helped me see a lot more subtlety and vision associated with US leaders in the Cold War era. He was one of the first into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and was one of the last Cold War arms negotiators – alpha and omega. Aug 03, Jesse added it.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Kennan was out of policy making for all intents and purposes by the mid s.

In his revised edition he takes this to the extreme in his examination of Reagan’s policy, which was hardly containment, had little resemblance to Kennan unlike Kissinger’sand was actually vociferously opposed at the time by Kennan himself. As stated at the outset, it remains a good introduction. It is also one of the best books about strategy I’ve ever read.


It is scary to think of modern administrations coming in with no familiarity with that history. Sep 10, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: It covers the time from Kennan’s ‘Long Telegram’ in outlining the grand strategy of containment and how that was fleshed out through different presidential administrations.

People tend to throw it into sentences as a way of making them sound more focused or goal-oriented, but they would often have trouble clearly defining the word. Ideas with Consequences Amanda Hollis-Brusky.

This book is essential for anyone who wants to learn more about the Cold War. Freedom’s Orator Robert Cohen. Relative to my previous reading, the book was more work for me this time because it assumes the reader already knows Cold War straetgies well. Gaddis barely makes mention of Nitze even when he notes the importance in the revised edition of the Reykjavik summit. He thought the goal of policy should be to protect the security of the nation and advance the welfare of its people.

Strategies of Containment

While his telegram had impact, it was in a mileau where many of the ideas he expressed were already “in the mix,” not least in the impetus behind the Marshall plan. From NS to the end of the Cold War.

Kennan’s original gaddix of containment, NSC, The Eisenhower-Dulles “New Look,” the Kennedy-Johnson “flexible response” strategy, the Nixon-Kissinger strategy of detente This updated edition now includes a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan – and Gorbechev – completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War johj an end A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world.


Most of the books is devoted to explaining these shifts.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. Gaddis incorporates a few findings from research that has appeared sincebut the original text has undergone fewer revisions than one might have expected. Theoretical Essays Seventh Edition G.

Strategies of Containment – John Lewis Gaddis – Oxford University Press

They pulled this off while reducing defense budgets and so on. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Lovable character from Kennan to Khrushchev. This is a now-dated piece of crap written by a fear-mongering narrow-minded borderline fascist. Beautifully written and laid out, it flows along in a highly logical and pedagogical manner. Cohen and Krysten Connon. Gaddis is the best American historian of the Cold War and, from all his books, this one constitutes the backbone of the best Cold War history educatio Strategies of Containment should not be categorized as good supplement reading in a Cold War history course: Kennan loathed the military focus of NSC and all subsequent policy, but he argued from an ivory tower.

Sorry, but that’s just poppycock.