Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

Foreign Policy for the Post-Cold War World

Nineteen eighty-nine was a year of great joy for lovers of freedom everywhere. For it was the "revolutionary" year in which totalitarian communism, throughout Eastern Europe and perhaps even in the Soviet Union itself, suddenly collapsed like a...

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    The Warriors and the War

    In the spring of 1962, the great Irish wit John F. Kennedy journeyed to New Haven to accept an honorary degree. He was in good form. "I now feel that I have the best of both worlds," he told the graduating class.

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    The Civil War and Perestroika

    To calculate where a cannonball will land, it is necessary to know its initial angle of trajectory and the amount of force that propels it. It is the persuasive thesis of W. Bruce Lincoln that the Russian Civil War was the historic explosion that...

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    Little Jimmy's Last Hurrah

    James Madison was not "The Father of the Constitution." I know you were probably taught that in school. I myself am guilty of having foisted that old truism of the history classroom off on countless sullen but gullible undergraduates.

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