restricted access   Volume 7, Number 1, Winter 2005

Table of Contents

From: Journal of Cold War Studies

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Editor's Note

pp. 1-2

The Collapse of East European Communism and the Repercussions within the Soviet Union (Part 3)

pp. 3-96

Special Forum: The Marshall Plan and the Origins of the Cold War Reassessed

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy? Rethinking the Marshall Plan

pp. 97-134


Five distinguished scholars offer separate commentaries on the article by Michael Cox and Caroline Kennedy-Pipe. All of the commentators reject the broad interpretation and many of the specific arguments put forth by Cox and Kennedy-Pipe. They point out several crucial issues that are omitted from the article and raise questions about the authors' sources, use of evidence, and selective invocation of secondary literature. They regret that Cox and Kennedy-Pipe seem to dwell on a large number of the same matters that preoccupied radical revisionist historians in the 1960s. They argue that although Cox and Kennedy-Pipe offer a more sophisticated version of revisionism, their article suffers from many of the same shortcomings. Most of the commentators believe that the Marshall Plan merely reflected a division of Europe that was already well under way rather than being the precipitating cause. In that sense, the debate on the origins of the Cold War needs to go well beyond the issues raised by Cox and Kennedy-Pipe.

The Marshall Plan as Tragedy

pp. 135-140

The Advent of Neo-Revisionism?

pp. 141-151

Looking for Love (or Tragedy) in All the Wrong Places

pp. 152-158

Was American Diplomacy Really Tragic?

pp. 159-167

The Marshall Plan and the Division of Europe

pp. 168-174


The Tragedies of American Foreign Policy: Further Reflections

pp. 175-181

Book Reviews

Surprise, Security, and the American Experience (review)

pp. 182-184

Social Construction of International Politics: Identities and Foreign Policies, Moscow, 1955 and 1999 (review)

pp. 184-186

Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World (review)

pp. 186-189

Cold War Endgame: Oral History, Analysis, Debates (review)

pp. 189-191

The Gulf War of 1991 Reconsidered (review)

pp. 191-193

Imperial Brotherhood: Gender and the Making of Cold War Foreign Policy (review)

pp. 193-195

The Failure of Peace in Europe, 1943-1948 (review)

pp. 196-198

Debating the Origins of the Cold War: American and Russian Perspectives (review)

pp. 198-199

Spies Beneath Berlin (review)

pp. 200-202

The Soviet High Command: A Military-Political History, 1918-1941 (review)

p. 203

Speaking in Soviet Tongues: Language Culture and the Politics of Voice in Revolutionary Russia (review)

pp. 203-206

Enemies of the State: Personal Stories from the Gulag (review)

pp. 206-208

Imagining the Nation: History, Modernity, and Revolution in Latvia (review)

pp. 208-211

Mao: A Reinterpretation (review)

pp. 211-213

In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage (review)

pp. 213-215



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