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The United States and the Cold War, 1945-1953. We waited for them to come ashore. We could see their faces. They looked like ordinary people. We had imagined something different. Well, they were Americans! - Liubova Kozinchenka , Red Army, 58 th Guards Division. The Origins of the Cold War.

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We waited for them to come ashore. We could see their faces. They looked like ordinary people. We had imagined something different. Well, they were Americans!

-LiubovaKozinchenka, Red Army, 58th Guards Division

The Origins of the Cold War

I guess we didn’t know what to expect from the Russians, but when you look at them and examine them you couldn’t tell whether, you know? If you put an American uniform on them, they would have been American!

-Al Arson, U.S. Army, 69th Infantry Division


“Both of the ideologies…were meant to offer hope…One of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

-John Lewis Gaddis


The Two Powers of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Roots of Containment of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

George F. Kennan


The Truman Doctrine of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Marshall Plan of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Berlin Blockade and NATO of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Growing Communist Challenge of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

Mao Zedong


The Cold War Turns Hot: Korea, 1950-1953 of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


Cold War Critics of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

George Kennan

Walter Lippmann


Imperialism and Decolonization of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Cultural Cold War of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


Cold War Propaganda of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


Cold War Propaganda of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


Cold War Propaganda of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Anti-Communist Crusade of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

Alger Hiss

Mickey Spillane


Loyalty vs. Disloyalty of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

The Hollywood Ten

J. Edgar Hoover: FBI


McCarthy and McCarthyism of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

Edward R. Murrow

Joseph R. McCarthy


Atmosphere of Fear of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”


The Uses of Anti-Communism of them, however, had come to depend, for its functioning, upon the creation of fear. The other had no need to do so. Therein lay the basic ideological asymmetry of the Cold War.”

Francis Cardinal Spellman: The American Pope

Billy Graham


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