Положительные моменты холодной войны

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Отношения России и Запада вряд ли бывали хуже, чем теперь, в результате интервенции президента России Путина в Украину и решения аннексировать Крым. Но президент США Барак Обама пытается заверить мир, что это не начало новой холодной войны.

Но даже в этом случае воинственные либералы и «твердые» консерваторы США негативно сравнивают политику Обамы с такими более жесткими президентами, как Дуайт Эйзенхауер и Рональд Рейган. При этом они не обращают внимания на то, что Эйзенхауэр ничего не сделал, чтобы остановить подавление восстания в Венгрии советскими танками в 1956 году, а Рейган не имел намерения поддержать активистов Солидарности, которые восстали против коммунистического режима в Польше.

Холодная война во многом облегчает жизнь президентов США. Было только две сверхдержавы – Китай до последнего времени в расчет не принимался – и сферы их интересов были четко определены. Определяющая идеология Советского Союза была выражена четко: сталинская версия коммунизма.

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