Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cold War by Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing

From where we are now, it is possible to look back with a certain nostalgia to the cold war, a period of immobility in world affairs that brought with it "a strange sort of peace". In a new Afterword (Cold War first appeared in 1998 to complement a BBC2 series), Jeremy Isaacs and Taylor Downing argue that we now live in a more uncertain world of "fraught and perilous disorder", as cold war stability gives way to movement and flux, resurgent nationalism, nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

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