Myth, Manifesto, Meltdown: Communist Strategy, 1848-1991

Hardcover | January 1, 1998

byEdward M. Collins

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Collins traces "Communist" strategy in the so-called "Cold War" from its ideological roots, through its successes, to the system's collapse. He demonstrates that Communist ideology made the Cold War inevitable, shaped Communist strategy and the resultant structure and purpose of Communist states, and assured that "Soviet" and other Communist states and party strategies would be subsets of a larger Communist world strategy. Collins challenges American perception and conduct of the Cold War as essentially a conflict between "Great Powers" in a "bipolar" world, demonstrating that it was in fact a real war, with its objective to create a Communist world. He illuminates the central role of internal strategy conflicts in fractionating the Communist world, and the direct linkage between the failure of Communist world strategy and the system's collapse. This is a major synthesis that will be of interest to scholars and researchers of international Communism and security issues as well as lay readers.

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Collins traces "Communist" strategy in the so-called "Cold War" from its ideological roots, through its successes, to the system's collapse. He demonstrates that Communist ideology made the Cold War inevitable, shaped Communist strategy and the resultant structure and purpose of Communist states, and assured that "Soviet" and other Com...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.59 × 6.44 × 0.91 inPublished:January 1, 1998Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275959384

ISBN - 13:9780275959388

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"With this intriguing title, Edward Collins, a former Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, sets the stage for his thoughtful and well-researched evaluation of what made the Soviet leadership tick....[T]his is a worthwhile book. Collin's well-written account provides a coherent conception of conflict within the central planning cells of the CPSU. The author synthesizes the various periods of Soviet history admirably, while demonstrating the relevenace of this discussion to the modern world."-Parameters