A review of Howard Jones' "New Kind of War: America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece".
# 146328 | 800 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Dec 25, 2010 in International Relations (Cold War) , History (U.S. Post-Modern 1965-Present) , History (European - 20th Century) , European Studies (The Cold War Period 1945-1985)
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The paper explains Howard Jones' thesis in "New Kind of War: America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece" that the Cold War may have not begun in Eastern Europe, but in Greece. The paper outlines Jones' main ideas on the Truman Doctrine and Vietnam, and asserts that a great failing of the book is that it presents the conflict mainly from the American perspective, but provides little of what ordinary Greeks felt and expressed.
From the Paper:"Jones begins his book with a brief history of the situation in Greece in the postwar era. The right-wing government came to power after the Nazi occupation, partially because the supporters of the KKE, the Greek Communist Party, abstained from the election. Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Albania provided aid to the rebels. Greece was deemed a 'soft' spot for Soviet encroachment by the Truman Administration . However, Great Britain lacked the ability to bolster the current Greek government. Truman believed that by giving aid to Greece, Greece would not be yet another 'domino' to fall to the Soviets. On March 12 President Truman made a speech to Congress, recommending that the United States give aid to Greece and Turkey and articulated what "became known as the Truman Doctrine. Without mentioning the Soviet Union, he referred to the struggle between two ways of life--one advocating self-determination the other totalitarian rule."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Jones, Howard. New Kind of War: America's Global Strategy and the Truman Doctrine in Greece. New York, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Cite this Book Review:
The Truman Doctrine in Greece (2010, December 25) Retrieved February 26, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-truman-doctrine-in-greece-146328/
"The Truman Doctrine in Greece" 25 December 2010. Web. 26 February. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-truman-doctrine-in-greece-146328/>