Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972

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Stanford University Press, 1990 - Political Science - 383 pages
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U.S. public statements during the 1950's and 60's give the impression that policy makers saw international communism as a monolithic forced centered in Moscow. Gordon Chang argues very pursuasively ... Read full review

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This study makes thorough use of recently declassified documents to present a new view of American policy toward Communist China. Chang (American history, Univ. of California, Irvine) discovered that ... Read full review

Contents

Old Friends and New Enemies
5
Alliances Weakened Alliances Forged
42
Strategies of Division
81
To the Nuclear Brink
116
China the Main Enemy?
143
Toward a U S Soviet Community of Interest
175
Bolsheviks Mensheviks and Imperialists
203
JFK China and the Bomb
228
Full Circle?
253
Notes
297
Sources
357
Index
377
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