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Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Detente

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In a brilliantly conceived book, Jeremi Suri puts the tumultuous 1960s into a truly international perspective in the first study to examine the connections between great power diplomacy and global social protest. Profoundly disturbed by increasing social and political discontent, Cold War powers united on the international front, in the policy of detente. Though reflecting traditional balance of power considerations, detente thus also developed from a common urge for stability among leaders who by the late 1960s were worried about increasingly threatening domestic social activism.

In the early part of the decade, Cold War pressures simultaneously inspired activists and constrained leaders; within a few years activism turned revolutionary on a global scale. Suri examines the decade through leaders and protesters on three continents, including Mao Zedong, Charles de Gaulle, Martin Luther King Jr., Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. He describes connections between policy and protest from the Berkeley riots to the Prague Spring, from the Paris strikes to massive unrest in Wuhan, China.

Designed to protect the existing political order and repress movements for change, detente gradually isolated politics from the public. The growth of distrust and disillusion in nearly every society left a lasting legacy of global unrest, fragmentation, and unprecedented public skepticism toward authority.

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In a brilliantly conceived book, Suri puts the tumultuous 1960s into a truly international perspective in the first study to examine the connections between great power diplomacy and global social protest. He examines the decade through leaders and protesters on three continents, including Mao Zedong, Charles de Gaulle, Martin Luther King Jr., Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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2003 Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award

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every society left a lasting legacy of global unrest, fragmentation, and unprecedented public skepticism toward authority.

About the Author

Jeremi Suri is E. Gordon Fox Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

University of Texas at Austin

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Strains of Nuclear Destruction

2. Political Constraints and Personal Charisma

3. The Language of Dissent

4. The Illiberal Consequences of Liberal Empire

5. The Global Disruption of 1968

6. The Diplomacy and Domestic Politics of Detente

Conclusion

Appendix: Tables and Figures

Notes

Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674017634
Author:
Suri, Jeremi
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
World
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Global Revolution an
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones, 3 line illustrations, 2 ta
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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Product details 384 pages Harvard University Press - English 9780674017634 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a brilliantly conceived book, Suri puts the tumultuous 1960s into a truly international perspective in the first study to examine the connections between great power diplomacy and global social protest. He examines the decade through leaders and protesters on three continents, including Mao Zedong, Charles de Gaulle, Martin Luther King Jr., Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
"Synopsis" by , 2003 Phi Alpha Theta Best First Book Award
"Synopsis" by , every society left a lasting legacy of global unrest, fragmentation, and unprecedented public skepticism toward authority.
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