Why the Cold War Ended: A Range of Interpretations


Did the West "win" the Cold War? Was it a genuine or a contrived conflict? When did it begin? How was its cause related to its end? Has it ended, or has it merely changed? In this volume, contributors assess the combination of socio-political forces and events they attribute to the ending of the Cold War. In diverse theories they challenge the self-serving orthodoxy that claims Western military prowess, economic strength, and ideological superiority produced "the triumph."

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Ralph Summy
  • April F. Carter
  • Robert Elias
  • Joanne Wright
  • Jennifer Turpin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1995