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Unformatted text preview: mentioned for example, the Reagan administration is relegated to a noncommittal sense. This organization grows out of johnls latest interpretation of the Cold War. According to him communism collapsed because of internal contradictions between authoritarianism and capitalism. In here Reform intended to restore competitiveness shattered authority both internally and within the international communist movement (191) This explains that john did not reject the role of leaders indeed the errors of Stalin loo large in explaining many of the West ern successes for more than once his measures brought about the very effects they were intended to avoid. Also the rest of Johns analysis is mostly devoted to diplomatic strategy and manipulation military advances and ideological friction. If communism was doomed to fail it was apparently pushed to its doom bu the actions of Soviet and Western statesmen....
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