“Reconsidering the Cold War”

I was asked to choose “The Best Books to Reconsider What the Cold War Really Was” for Shepherd.com. My choice was:

  • Detroit’s Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism (2012) by Colleen Doody
  • Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil (2016) by Benjamin A. Cowan
  • African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania: Between the Village and the World (2015) by Priya Lal
  • Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia (2017) by Eugene Ford
  • Migration in the Time of Revolution: China, Indonesia, and the Cold War (2019) by Taomo Zhou

My introduction and discussion for each book is available at: https://shepherd.com/best-books/reconsider-what-the-cold-war-really-was

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