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Containment im Wandel
Containment im Wandel
By Martin Beglinger
Steiner, 1988, 341 pp

A Zurich doctoral dissertation examines the policies toward the Soviet Union of the Eisenhower Administration, with particular emphasis on how anti-Soviet perceptions and assumptions shaped those policies. The author argues that Eisenhower, though more conciliatory and less ideological than John Foster Dulles, did not explore the possibilities that might have been present after Stalin's death. A useful review of a still controversial era, based mostly on published sources.