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by Gary Marcuse,Reginald Whitaker

  • Author: Gary Marcuse,Reginald Whitaker
  • ISBN: 0802079504
  • ISBN13: 978-0802079503
  • ePub: 1274 kb | FB2: 1770 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Americas
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (September 25, 1996)
  • Pages: 512
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Cold War Canada: The Making of a National Insecurity State, 1945-1957 ePub download

Cold War Canada goes well beyond the often cursory and statist texts by historians like . Whitaker and Marcuse make a solid, if disquieting, contribution to the Canadian story. It's a bonus that their book is such a good read.

Cold War Canada goes well beyond the often cursory and statist texts by historians like . Granatstein and remains a must for anyone who believes that the Canadian state is necessarily or has always been a model to be followed. Larry Woods, The Prince George Citizen). Read Cold War Canada. Contemplate our collective folly of the Cold War years. Cold War Canada is an informative, insightful, and important indictment of the Canadian security establishment and Cold War policy.

It is entirely probable that the maintenance of a state of Cold War was only possible because of the existence of nuclear weapons.

Published by: University of Toronto Press. As Canada entered the era of the Cold War, there was one piece of armoury much less in evidence here than in the United States: the cultural weapon. As befitted the leader of the Western world, America deployed its culture as a strategic item, a very big gun on the front line. It is entirely probable that the maintenance of a state of Cold War was only possible because of the existence of nuclear weapons. In earlier eras, the kind of international hostility that existed after 1945 between West and East would no doubt have led inevitably to a shooting war.

Cold War Canada book. Though Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse agree that there is some evidence for Canadian moderation, they argue that the smug Canadian self-image is exaggerated. Cold War Canada digs past the official moderation and uncovers a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left directed at civil servants, scientists, trade unionists, and political activists. Unlike the United States, Canada's purges were shrouded in secrecy imposed by the government and avidly supported by the RCMP security service.

Comptes rendus : Histoire des relations internationales. WHITAKER, Reg et Gary MARCUSE. The Making of a National Insecurity State, 1945-1957. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1994, 511p. Online publication: April 12, 2005. Bernier, Serge "WHITAKER, Reg et Gary MARCUSE.

By Gary Marcuse and Reginald Whitaker. Canadians might expect that a history of Canada's participation in the Cold War would be a self-congratulatory exercise in documenting the liberality and moderation of Canada set against the rapacious purges of the McCarthy era in the United States.

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Cold War Canada: The Making of a National Insecurity State, 1945-1957.

December 1996 · International journal (Toronto, On. Denis Smith. Canada’s alliance with the United States against the threat of Soviet expansion, persuaded senior DEA officials, as well as Canadian diplomats on the ground in Havana, to support the US-led status quo in Cuba. Cold War Canada: The Making of a National Insecurity State, 1945-1957.

Cold War Canada: The Making of a National Insecurity State 1945-57

Cold War Canada: The Making of a National Insecurity State 1945-57. October 1996 · International journal (Toronto, On. THE DISTINGUISHED American filmmaker, John Frankenheimer, has returned to Canada and is making his fourth motion picture there called Reindeer Games presently filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, for Miramax. The main players are Gary Sinese, Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck and Clarence Williams III. Frankenheimer is working from a script by Ehren Kruger, the writer's second screenplay following. Arlington Way, released this summer.

Canadians might expect that a history of Canada's participation in the Cold War would be a self-congratulatory exercise in documenting the liberality and moderation of Canada set against the rapacious purges of the McCarthy era in the United States. Though Reg Whitaker and Gary Marcuse agree that there is some evidence for Canadian moderation, they argue that the smug Canadian self-image is exaggerated.

Cold War Canada digs past the official moderation and uncovers a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left directed at civil servants, scientists, trade unionists, and political activists. Unlike the United States, Canada's purges were shrouded in secrecy imposed by the government and avidly supported by the RCMP security service. Whitaker and Marcuse manage to reconstruct several of the significant anti-communist campaigns. Using declassified documents, interviews, and extensive archival sources, the authors reconstruct the Gouzenko spy scandal, trace the growth of security screening of civil servants, and re-examine purges in the National Film Board and the trade unions, attacks on peace activist James G. Endicott, and the trials of Canadian diplomat Herbert Norman.

Based on these examples Whitaker and Marcuse outline the creation of Canada's Cold War policy, the emergence of the new security state, and the alignment of Canada with the United States in the global Cold War. They demonstrate that Canada did take a different approach toward the threat of communism, but argue that the secret repression and silent purges used to stifle dissent and debate about Canada's own role in the Cold War had a chilling effect on the practice of liberal democracy and undermined Canadian political and economic sovereignty.

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