Essay: No, The Cold War Isn't Really Over

It seems that the cold war is over. Official word came not in the usual communique from the capitals but in a Doonesbury cartoon. A rethinking of the cold war is taking place at higher levels too. When a senior Democratic Senator noted in conversation that the cold war might indeed have ended, he was saying no more than Ronald Reagan said upon his return from the Moscow summit when he talked of the end of the postwar era. Since postwar has always meant cold war, the President was signaling the advent of some historic change.

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