Stalin, An Incompetent Realist

Marxists are not alone in stressing that the wellsprings of a state's foreign policy almost always come from its domestic social, economic, and political systems, a perspective that has been reinforced by the recent arguments.

Issue: Winter 1997-1998

John Lewis Gaddis, We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Vojtech Mastny, The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996).

Vladislav Zubok and Constantine Pleshakov, Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Krushchev (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996).

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