The Fifty Year Wound by Derek Leebaert
The True Price of America's Cold War Victory

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The Fifty-Year Wound is the first cohesively integrated history of the Cold War, one replete with important lessons for today. Drawing upon literature, strategy, biography, and economics Derek Leebaert explores what Americans sacrificed at the same time that they achieved the longest great-power peace since Rome fell.

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Leebaert is a cofounder of Linguateq, Inc. and a lecturer on Economics and Technology at Georgetown University.
Published March 25, 2002 by Little, Brown. 704 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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There was good reason to confront the Communists, Leebaert allows: had the US not intervened in Korea in 1950, for instance, Josef Stalin “most likely would have been emboldened to crack down on Yugoslavia, the only independent Communist state in Europe.” But America’s conduct of the Cold War inv...

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Leebaert, a founding editor of the journal International Security and lecturer in government at Georgetown, recalls how Paul Nitze, a long-time Cold Warrior, said at the turn of the 21st century that "we did a goddamn good job" with the Cold War.

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