How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across by Jon Wiener

By Jon Wiener

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress begun planning to set up the reliable reminiscence of the chilly warfare. Conservatives ruled the court cases, spending hundreds of thousands to painting the clash as a triumph of excellent over evil and a defeat of totalitarianism equivalent in value to international battle II. during this provocative e-book, historian Jon Wiener visits chilly battle monuments, museums, and memorials around the usa to determine how the period is being remembered. The author’s trip presents a heritage of the chilly battle, person who turns many traditional notions on their heads.

In an enticing travelogue that takes readers to websites reminiscent of the life-size game of Berlin’s "Checkpoint Charlie" on the Reagan Library, the fallout look after exhibit on the Smithsonian, and indicates approximately "Sgt. Elvis," America’s most famed chilly struggle veteran, Wiener discovers that the chilly warfare isn’t being remembered. It’s being forgotten. regardless of an incredible attempt, the conservatives’ monuments weren’t equipped, their ancient websites have few viewers, and lots of in their museums have now shifted concentration to different themes. Proponents of the suggestion of a heroic "Cold struggle victory" failed; the general public didn’t purchase the professional tale. vigorous, readable, and well-informed, this publication expands present discussions approximately reminiscence and background, and increases exciting questions on renowned skepticism towards respectable ideology.

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