Process of writing history Historians interpretations. Historiography. Historiography of the Cold War. Three Major Interpretations Orthodox: Soviets bad, US good Revisionist: Soviets bad, US takes advantage Postrevisionist : Both the Soviets and the US take advantage.
Postrevisionist: Both the Soviet and U.S. elites were at fault, both used each other to justify its own policy goals, domestically and abroad. The people of each country suffered as a result of an enormous waste of resources and lives.