Arguing that ideology is the cornerstone of the Cold War, Mastny demonstrates that Stalin's single-minded adherence to Marxism-Leninism created an atmosphere, both domestically and internationally, of constant insecurity. Behind the internal purges, Russia's control of Eastern Europe, Stalin's relationship with Tito and the West, and acts of espionage and assassination, lay an insecurity, born of ideology, that neither Stalin nor the Soviet Union could ever dispel.
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Author Biography - Vojtech Mastny
Vojtech Mastny has taught history and international relations at Columbia University, the University of Illinois, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His many books include The Helsinki Process and the Reintegration of Europe and The Czechs under Nazi Rule, which won the Clarke F. Ansley award.