Ideology? Don’t you believe it – Dmitry Shlapentokh

From Asia Times:

This is a good, well-researched book. It could have been even better if the author, apparently carried away by the fascinating materials he displays in his narrative, had read his manuscript again and provided good, theoretical theses that would place his data in a broader perspective.

Even so, US-China Cold War Collaboration, 1971-1989 is interesting reading, and readers can easily draw their own conclusions from the data. And the potential conclusions are manifold. The most important theme – one that clearly cuts through the entire narrative – is that ideology and sociopolitical differences are in most cases meaningless in understanding global affairs.

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