America’s policy of containing the Soviet Union forced the Communists to devote most of their strength in countering our power. The task was too great for the rigid Soviet economy, and it collapsed in 1991.
Excerpt from The Strange Connection: U.S. Intervention in China, 1944-1972, by Bevin Alexander, pages 142-43
The American decision to adopt destruction of the Chinese Communist state as national policy emerged clearly on November 4, 1953. Read more >>
Excerpt from How America Got It Right, by Bevin Alexander, pages 143-44
The Moscow Conference [March 1947] marked the final U.S. effort to cooperate with the Soviet Union. American leaders were convinced at last that Russia was incorrigible. Read more >>
Excerpt from How America Got It Right, by Bevin Alexander, pages 171-72
A profound, less obvious consequence of the Cuban missile crisis [of 1962] was this: it showed that the Soviet Union was bound to die. The Soviet Union relied only on force to expand. Read more >><< More Excerpts << Back to top