The Carter Years: Toward a New Global Order

By Richard C. Thornton | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 9
No End of Crises: A Strategy in Disarray

The second half of 1979 saw the severe disruption of the American domestic economic base and the complete collapse of the strategy of the Carter administration to construct a new global order. President Carter's attempts to contain the Soviets without returning to containment and to rein in the allies without reinforcing the alliance, met with little success on either count.

The summer of 1979 was a period of crisis for the United States and the Western alliance as oil prices skyrocketed. These developments provided the context for a major change in American international economic policy whose consequences would be felt for years to come as the United States, West Germany, and Japan continued to struggle for global market share and access. The immediate impact of these policies, however, was on Jimmy Carter himself. By the time of the 1980 election, the American economy had careened out of control as inflation soared, interest rates surged to 20 percent, and petroleum prices climbed to $32 per barrel.

Paralleling these developments, in the context of a major crisis between the United States and Iran precipitated by the seizure of American hostages and the deterioration of the communist regime in Afghanistan, the United States and the Soviet Union gradually edged toward confrontation until the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in late December 1979. The Soviet invasion brought United States- Soviet relations to an impasse, shelved all prospects for arms control, and constituted a final repudiation of the detente strategy which the

-420-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Carter Years: Toward a New Global Order
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 572

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.