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  •  I read a biography of Allen a while back. (2+ / 0-)
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    Azazello, PatriciaVa

    He was a more interesting personality than his brother. I think that the beginning of the cold war was very much a bipartisan undertaking. The Robert Taft wing of the Republican Party wanted to go back to isolationism.

    •  Yes, it was bipartisan the first time around, (3+ / 0-)

      but there was originally a difference in how the two parties approached it. Truman couldn't stand Foster Dulles and preferred a passive containment strategy to active regime change. Once Ike was elected and the Bros. were essentially running US foreign policy, well, we all know the results of their more active policy, if only from the blowback.

      The free market is not the solution, the free market is the problem.

      by Azazello on Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 11:16:47 AM PDT

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