By László Borhi,Jason Vincz
Dealing with Dictators explores America’s chilly struggle efforts to make the dictatorships of japanese Europe much less tyrannical and extra conscious of the country’s foreign pursuits. in this interval, US guidelines have been a mixture of financial and mental war, subversion, cultural and monetary penetration, and coercive international relations. via cautious exam of yankee and Hungarian resources, László Borhi assesses why a few guidelines towards Hungary completed their objectives whereas others weren't winning. whilst George H. W. Bush exclaimed to Mikhail Gorbachev at the day the Soviet Union collapsed, "Together we liberated jap Europe and unified Germany," he used to be rarely doing justice to the complex historical past of the period. the tale of the method wherein the transition from Soviet satellite tv for pc to autonomous kingdom happened in Hungary sheds gentle at the dynamics of systemic switch in foreign politics on the finish of the chilly War.
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Dealing with Dictators: The United States, Hungary, and East Central Europe, 1942-1989 by László Borhi,Jason Vincz