President Reagan and the World
Eric J. Schmertz, Natalie Datlof, Alexej Ugrinsky, Hofstra University
Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Political Science - 534 pages
Did Ronald Reagan and his policies engineer the defeat of international communism, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the elimination of decades of nuclear confrontation? Or, did the Reagan presidency simply benefit from decades of bipartisan military, economics, and political opposition to Soviet policies? Both positions are explored by such officials as Kirkpatrick, Meese, and Kemp, and by leading scholars of the era such as Ambrose, Graff, and Greenstein. In addition, they explore the invasion of Grenada, the air strike against Tripoli, the interventions in Central America, the struggle for Star Wars, and the accumulation of almost a $3 trillion debt from military expansion and weapons development. All students of the era as well as diplomatic historians and international affairs specialists will find provocative and insightful observations in this volume.