Failed Illusions Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt (Cold War International History Project) by Charles Gati

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Published by Stanford University Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • European history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Revolutions & coups,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • History: World,
  • Foreign relations,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Soviet Union,
  • Hungary,
  • Europe - Austria & Hungary,
  • Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union,
  • Revolutionary,
  • History / Modern / 20th Century,
  • Eastern Europe - General,
  • Revolution, 1956,
  • United States

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7930248M
ISBN 100804756066
ISBN 109780804756068

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Download file to see previous pages Author’s new assessment about the revolution reveals some of the major themes like real intention of the revolution in Hungary, reasons of its undesirable ending, defective leadership and the political propaganda established by Soviet Union and the United States.

Gati analyses the events through the eyes of an observer and discloses. “The Age of Illusions” is a wry and dark book aimed at dissecting decades-long trends and first principles rather than moment-to-moment crises. Bacevich is as merciless toward liberals who he Author: Beverly Gage.

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Imre Nagy, the tragically heroic Hungarian leader who stood. Patrick J. Deneen, author of Why Liberalism Failed “In The Age of Illusions, Andrew Bacevich offers a thoughtful, well-informed, and deeply humane critique of the self-absorbed grandiosity that dominates American foreign policy. He is one of a handful of sane voices contributing to the national conversation, and this is an indispensable book.

Critical Praise for Failed Illusions "Failed Illusions casts incisively a new perspective on three key dimensions of the historic drama that was the Hungarian Revolution: the unsavory background and the heroic epiphany of Imre Nagy, the revolution’s tragic leader; the confused, disruptive, and ultimately devious Soviet efforts to manipulate the Hungarian communists; and the impotent.

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