In the years following the end of the Cold War, many historians and social scientists have written accounts of what were some of the causes and effects of this period when the threat of war was almost always present. One such person was Melvyn Leffler and his work, The Specter of Communism, which described the origins and conflicts of the Cold War. Out of these accounts several interesting questions come to light about the true
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Only by the strength, determination and courage of our leaders were we able to come out of the Cold War not only victorious, but as leader of the free world and an example for developing countries to look at instead of communism.
LaFeber, Walter; The American Age, Second Edition; W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., NY;
Leffler, Melvyn P.; The Specter of Communism; HarperCollinsCandaltd; 1994.
Random House Webster’s College Dictionary; page 1285; Random House, Inc., NY; 1992.