A Diplomatic History o...
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Bailey's writing style makes this a fun read. The book is structured in short, digestible chapters with bibliographies at the end of each chapter. The analysis is concise and straightforward. Towards the end of the book, the author's anti-Communist position becomes unnecessarily intrusive - to the point where he justifies questionable US actions as "natural" due to Soviet aggression, i.e. during the McCarthyist Red Scare, Americans "fell victim to a natural desire to scapegoat." Apparently they...more