Автор: Vojtech Mastny
Название: The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years
Издательство: Oxford University Press
Размер: 18 Mb
Язык : English
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
The child of a small coup rather than an extension of popular will, the Soviet State was intrinsically insecure, its leaders ever fearful of internal and external threats. They did not feel that their regime would be safe until the revolution triumphed abroad, convinced that the outside world was implacably hostile. None felt this more strongly than Stalin. Indeed, as eminent historian of the Soviet Union Vojtech Mastny argues, it was Stalin's insatiable craving for security, more than anything else, that was the root cause of East-West tensions and the Cold War.