The first cold warrior : Harry Truman, containment, and the remaking of liberal internationalism /
From the moment he took the oath of office in April 1945, Harry Truman was required to make difficult decisions in an increasingly dangerous world. The results-notably the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-were the building blocks of containment, a strate...
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Table of Contents:
- "I'm tired babying the Soviets" : the beginnings of Truman's internationalism
- "The two giant marauders, war and tyranny" : framing containment
- "A growing feeling of certainty in the rightness of our step" : the Truman Doctrine
- "A noble page in world annals" : the politics of the Marshall Plan
- "Bonds far greater than those of mere ideology" : Kennan's sources of Soviet conduct
- "The great principles of human freedom and justice" : the beginning of the Atlantic alliance
- "Peace with freedom and justice cannot be bought cheaply" : the purpose and structure of national security
- "To assure the integrity and vitality of our free society" : the culmination of Truman's containment
- "We must put on the armor of God" : history, faith, and peace in Truman's thought.