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Ambassador Jack Matlock: How Myths and Ideologies Led Americ

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Ambassador Jack Matlock: How Myths and Ideologies Led Americ
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Ambassador Jack Matlock discusses his highly acclaimed latest book, emSuperpower Illusions: How Myths and Ideologies Led America Astray—and How to Return to Realityem, published in 2010 by Yale University Press. This book corrects some pervasive myths about the Cold War, and re-examines Soviet-American diplomacy of the 1980s. In reassing the key decisions made by Reagan and Gorbachev that led to a thawing of relations between the two countries, Matlock critiques the analyses of other authors like Francis Fukuyama, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Samuel P. Huntington. Surveying American foreign policy in the years since the fall of the Soviet Union, Matlock argues that the September 11 attacks could have been prevented if a competent, alert administration had been in office.moreless
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