Thoughts on the Next War

Thoughts on the Next War

Supporters of detente use arguments that fall into two overlapping categories: economic and military. The economic justification of detente usually begins with a vision of fabulous profits purportedly awaiting Western business once detente progresses to the point of allowing expanded trade and investment between the two superpowers and their allies. This is often accompanied by a soundtrack emphasizing the soothing effects of commerce between former enemies. The whole show seems intended to suggest that the austerities of the Cold War ought to give way to the perhaps less noble but certainly more gratifying process of mutual enrichment.

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Wurgraft | University of California Press Lima