President Truman Was Primarily Responsible For The Cold War

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Many essayists, scholars, economists, and political leaders have argued the causes of the Cold War. They all have different interpretations, which are unique in their own nature. In chapter two of “Major Problems in American History Since 1945,” essayists Arnold A. Offner and John Lewis Gaddis disagree over the causes of the cold war. Offner argues that President Truman was primarily responsible and gives nothing more than the interpretation of a single personal ideology (Offner, 55-63). However, John Lewis Gaddis argues that Joseph Stalin was primarily responsible for the cold war and was uncompromising with policies. According to Gaddis, Stalin was depicted as someone who was ready to go to war regardless of what Truman and The United States

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