Introducing The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan

This week, In Other Words reviews James Mann’s latest book, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War. In this new work, the award-winning journalist and author of The China Fantasy and Rise of the Vulcans again takes a critcial look at U.S. foreign policy. This time, with new ...

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This week, In Other Words reviews James Mann's latest book, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War.

In this new work, the award-winning journalist and author of The China Fantasy and Rise of the Vulcans again takes a critcial look at U.S. foreign policy. This time, with new documents -- previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow and internal White House intrigues -- Mann analyzes the significance of Reagan's relationship with Gorbachev (and the criticisms of that diplomatic connection by the likes of Nixon and Kissinger), and more crisply defines the true role Reagan played in ending the Cold War. 

This week, In Other Words reviews James Mann’s latest book, The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War.

In this new work, the award-winning journalist and author of The China Fantasy and Rise of the Vulcans again takes a critcial look at U.S. foreign policy. This time, with new documents — previously undisclosed secret messages between Reagan and Moscow and internal White House intrigues — Mann analyzes the significance of Reagan’s relationship with Gorbachev (and the criticisms of that diplomatic connection by the likes of Nixon and Kissinger), and more crisply defines the true role Reagan played in ending the Cold War. 

What follows this week is a running commentary with fresh posts each day on Mann’s new work by FP‘s own bloggers as well as special guest contributors.

Read an excerpt of The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan here

James Mann is author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). His Web site is www.james-mann.com.

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