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Interesting but not groundbreaking,
This review is from: We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (A Council on Foreign Relations Book) (Paperback)
Gaddis' recent work on the Cold War has been somewhat hampered for many of the same reasons as most other Realists since the end of the Cold War. "We Now Know" makes big boasts that it doesn't entirely fulfil, but makes a cogent argument for laying the blame at the door of authoritarianism.
Fluidly written and deceptively deep post-revisionism is the order of the day, and there are few contemporary authors to rival Gaddis for sheer persuasiveness.