Diplomacy in The Reagan Era

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Diplomacy in The Reagan Era Looking at the Past Through the Lens of Diplomacy Fighting the "Evil Empire" Ronald Reagan was one of twentieth-century America's most enthusiastic Cold Warriors. In his Hollywood days, he even served as a secret FBI informant , testifying against Communists in the film industry while serving as head of the Screen Actors Guild and supporting the blacklist against subversives in Hollywood. In his political career, Reagan always toed a hard line against the Soviet Union, which—apparently influenced by the popular Star Wars films—he famously denounced as an "Evil Empire." Many of Reagan's greatest admirers today celebrate his strong anti-Soviet stance, arguing that Reagan's firmness in waging the Cold War led directly to the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991. Reagan's aggressive policy toward the Soviets, they say, ended up winning the Cold War for the United States. Reagan's detractors, by contrast, argue that he was recklessly and unnecessarily militant, and that only the good fortune of sane leadership in Moscow saved us all from nuclear
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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