Not only the East has its revisionists. In this country, too, and even more insistently in Western Europe, honest research has led to a thorough and often painful re-appraisal of recent history. The conventional view of the so-called Cold War, as it still appears in such widely used textbooks as Spanier and Lukacz,’ is under attack. This view may be crudely presented in three propositions:
• After World War II the Soviet Union tried to expand its power through military conq...
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