The Cold World They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

The Cold World They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

by Ron Robin
The Cold World They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

The Cold World They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

by Ron Robin

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Overview

Ron Robin looks at the original power couple of strategic studies who, during the most dangerous military standoff in history, gained access to the deepest corridors of power. The Wohlstetters’ legacy was kept alive by disciples in George W. Bush’s administration, and their signature brilliance and hubris continue to shape U.S. policy today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674046573
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2016
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 237,488
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ron Robin is Senior Vice Provost for Global Faculty Development at New York University. He is the president-elect of the University of Haifa, Israel.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Wohlstetters' Cold World

1 The Wohlstetter Partnership: The Early Years 27

2 Roberta Wohlstetter: The Uncertainties of Surprise 49

3 "In Dubious Battle": The RAND Years 74

4 "He Is but MAD North-North-West": Albert and His Critics 97

5 Castrophobia and the Free Market: The Wohlstetters' Moral Economy 118

6 Discriminate Interventionism: The Wohlstetters in a Multipolar World 139

7 Slow Pearl Harbors: Fear and Loathing of Glasnost 163

8 "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night": Albert Wohlstetter after the Cold War 181

Part 2 The Wohlstetter Legacy in the Post-Cold War Era

9 Paul Wolfowitz: Fin de Siede All Over Again 203

10 Zalmay Khalilzad: The Orientalist 230

11 Richard Perle: Prejudice as a Cultural Weapon 256

Epilogue: The Hamlet of Nations? 281

Notes 305

Acknowledgments 353

Index 355

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