Franklin D. Roosevelt | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Athan Theoharis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Critical Essay by Athan Theoharis

SOURCE: "'Roosevelt and Truman on Yalta': The Origins of the Cold War," in Political Science Quarterly, Vol. LXXXVII, No. 2, June, 1972, pp. 210-41.

In the following essay, Theoharis examines United States policy toward the Soviet Union in the 1940s, contrasting Roosevelt's ambivalence and largely conciliatory approach with Truman's more rigidly anti-Soviet stance.

Only recently has the question of the origins of the cold war seriously divided American historians, the emergence of a "revisionist" school coinciding with intensive research into primary sources. Yet, revisionists do disagree over whether there existed a discontinuity between President Roosevelt's and President Truman's policies; they disagree in their evaluations of the relative influence of economic and political considerations and in their estimates of the role of key advisers in shaping the decisions and priorities...

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