A Good Way To Pick a Fight by Charles L. Mee, Jr Term Paper II Homer Simpson Houston Community College HIST-1302 Professor Rodolfo C. Villarreal 3/23/2018
The article A Good Way to Pick a Fightby Charles L. Mee, Jr. is about the grievances between the Allies after World War II that led to the beginning of the Cold War. Mee argues that the majority of the people in the world seek peace above all else and that the Cold War was the result of haughty politicians and diplomatic reasoning falling apart. The Cold War was a natural conclusion of the political conflicts of the first half of that century. As imperialism began to trend downwards, a power vacuum in governing was left to be fulfilled. Imperial dynasties such as the Czars and Kaisers were replaced by communism and fascism. Total monarchy in England was long a thing of the past with the King largely serving as a figurehead with little more power than a celebrity. American political machines saw their peak before the great depression and the favor system began to give way to party politics.