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The “Strategy of Tension” in the Cold War Period*


Historians today and in the coming years face a challenging task: they must write the history of the events of September 11, 2001. What they write will be taught in history classes. But what will they write? Will they write that Osama Bin Laden sent 19 Muslims to launch a surprise attack on the U.S.? Or will they write that the administration of President George W. Bush was responsible for the attack, either constructing it or deliberately permitting it in order to shock the U.S. population and to create a pretext for increasing military spending and attacking Afghanistan and Iraq?

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Obstacles to Persuasion: Lessons from the Classroom

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by Mark Vorobej December 2008 (To download this document, click the DOWNLOAD ICON in the viewer toolbar.)

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