The present volume presents a collection of pieces of evidence,
which taken together lead to an argument that goes against the
grain of the established Cold War narrative. The argument is that a
long détente existed between East and West from the 1950s to the
1980s, that it existed and lasted for good (economic, national
security, societal) reasons, and that it had a profound impact on
the eventual outcome of the conflict between East and West and... more...