Pledging Allegiance: The Last Campaign of the Cold War

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HarperPerennial, 1991 - Political Science - 386 pages
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Spanning the watershed period from the beginning of Ronald Reagan's second term and the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985 to George Bush's first State of the Union address in 1990, Pledging Allegiance focuses on the 1988 campaign to reveal the turning point when the old doctrines of the Cold War began to dissolve. Includes political portraits of Bush, Dukakis, Hart, Dole, and other power players.

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In this history of the 1988 Presidential campaign, Blumenthal, a senior editor of The New Republic , contends that while Reagan and Gorbachev were declaring the Cold War over, Bush and Dukakis were ... Read full review

Contents

A LONG TWILIGHT STRUGGLE
1
WAITING FOR GORBACHEV
18
THE VISION THING OR WHATEVER
49
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Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) was a prominent American essayist and editor. His many books include "A Preface to Politics, Public Opinion, A Preface to Morals," and "The Good Society." Ronald Steel is professor of international relations and history at the University of Southern California. He is author of "Walter Lippman and the American Century." Sidney Blumenthal, former adviser to President Bill Clinton, is the author of "How Bush Rules" (Princeton) and a regular columnist for the "Guardian" and "Salon.com.

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