Coalition Diplomacy-Early Allied Critiques of American Postwar Leadership

  • Lionel Gelber


In one respect the major postwar alignments have resembled each other. Among none has leadership been easy. There is no comparison, however, between the voluntary origins of the North Atlantic Alliance and the involuntary ones of the Warsaw Pact. Afterwards, too, when the West Europeans demanded equality, it was with the two superpowers and not just with the United States. So also when China broke away from Russia she had territorial grievances to make the pan-Communist schism more acrimonious.


United States Grand Coalition West European Country Marshall Plan American Leadership 
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© Lionel Gelber 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lionel Gelber
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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