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Perlmutter, A. Making The World Safe For Democracy. Univ. of North Carolina Press, NC: 1997.
We intend to make use of concrete facts to expose capitalist reality, political and ideological diversions of imperialism, the totalitarian character of a bourgeois state, and the strengthening of reactionary thought in the bourgeois apparatus and its capitalistic society as a whole. The realization of such measures will permit us to coordinate with the Soviet press, radio and television in such a way that the public’s attention will be directed to the concrete manifestations of the anti-popular nature of imperialism. Such propaganda campaigns will help the press agency Novasti, and politically oriented radio programs transmitted abroad to force our ideological enemy onto disadvantageous paths in the ideological struggle. A calendar of this type of events, mainly pertaining to the USA is attached. Similar plans pertaining to other imperialistic states could be developed in the course of work.
“Khrushchev To John F. Kennedy.” (Letter) http://sunsite.unc.edu/expo/soviet.exhibit/x2jfk.html Oct. 24, 1962: 1-2.
Like a chess match between two equally powerful opponents, the Cold War would rage on balancing itself between a series of diplomatic negotiations and a series of hostile acts of aggression on behalf of both sides. In a sense, the death of Stalin and the truce in the Korean War acted as a means of institutionalizing the Cold War. Krushchev’s official diplomatic stance once he had succeeded Stalin was one of peaceful coexistence. However, while the Cold War intensity may have abated during this phase of its existence, it really only moved beneath the surface which saw its progression continue in a balancing act between rapprochement and crisis that would continue until its end in the late 1980s and early 1990s. There may have been less open confrontation on behalf of both side