The strategy was masterminded by Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, an incorrigibly bloody-minded cold warrior
whose primary concern was to humiliate the Soviet Union by luring its forces into an unwinnable war.
Jackson (1912-1983) was a classic cold warrior
as well as a rabid pro-Israeli politician who received substantial financial support from Jewish-Americans, many of whom admired his pro-Zionist views.
Various studies portray him as a Cold War liberal, or a liberal Cold Warrior
, or come up with pithy phrases to summarize the man and his foreign policy.
Bradley, A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
. 348 pp., illus.
He subsequently "atoned" for his espionage by becoming a supporter of Chiang Kai-shek, an eponymous "cold warrior
When she took a job in Russia for the State Department as a young woman, Mary became pregnant by a prominent CIA cold warrior
called "He Who Must Remain Classified" throughout the book.
These questions led me to explore the basis of our assumptions about the Canadian peacekeeping mythology and to look at how the first Canadian cold warrior
"We need to be prudent," said Jackson, who was perhaps the most prominent Cold Warrior
of his day.
Was he, as his many (too many) admiring biographers aver, the astute chief executive who was able, at home, to read the public mind to advance his vision of change, an intellectually inquisitive president willing to link his presidency with good taste and high-brow culture, a president whose equally refined wife spoke fluent French and was a devoted fan of Marcel Proust's "A la recerce du temps perdu?" And was he, really, a reckless cold warrior
motivated by the will-to-power in his foreign policy, a petty and vain president, and a lecherous womanizer, as other biographers have portrayed him?
Here McKay and Swift present Pearson not so much as Canada's Prince of Peace, but as a loyal and eager Cold Warrior
. Though they note that Pearson may have had his private misgivings about the rabid Cold War anticommunism, he "backed it solidly in public." (121) Pearsonian internationalism, the authors argue, contained the potential for a more sophisticated analysis of Cold War realities (134), but not to the extent that it would imperil Canadians' cozy relations with Washington and London.
Eisenhower is remembered in history as a dedicated Cold Warrior
whose staunch anticommunism included commitment to the containment and rollback of communism in Asia.
The brilliant Cold Warrior
had a distinct 80s post punk pop feel to it.