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Unformatted text preview: Prcis 3-26-08 In George F. Kennans The Sources of Soviet Conduct (1947), he states, it is easy to regard to the Soviet Union as a rival not a partner, in the political arena. It must continue to expect that Soviet policies will reflect no abstract love of peace and stabilitybut rather a cautious persistent pressure toward the disruption and weakening of all influence and rival power. Kennans view of Russia is to keep communism contained, and to let the Soviet Union fall on its own without spread of communism. He also feels America must keep a close watch on The Soviet Union because they do represent a threat to the United States. This article gives a glimpse on how much of a different path The Soviet Unions plans and government have gone compared to and Americas. Walter Lippmann shows his opposition towards The Sources of Soviet Conduct in A Critique of Containment (1947). He argues that the struggle between America and the Soviet Union would result in no more than the hope of a Soviet break up or mellow out in ten or fifteen years. This forces the United States to make puppet alliances with bordering nations to contain communism, meanwhile neglecting our Atlantic community. The United Nation must be with bordering nations to contain communism, meanwhile neglecting our Atlantic community....
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- Spring '08