The Dialectics of Detente-The Protracted Conflict

Burnham, James
August 1975
National Review;8/29/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 33, p928
Focuses on the logic of detente in the context of the U.S.'s relationship with the Soviet Union. Argument that the mutual benefit of detente is assumed to be assurance against nuclear war, to be followed up by trade and cultural exchanges leading toward cooperation and friendship; Opinion that for the communist side, detente is not a step toward peace, not a prelude to cooperation and friendship, but a mode of conducting the revolutionary struggle; Information that the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between the U.S. and the Soviet Union turns out to be a green light for Soviet development of multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles warheads and a stop sign for U.S. deployment of anti-missile defenses.


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