Monday, July 5, 2021

Micro Mention "The Daughters of Yalta"

Catherine Grace Katz

"The Daughters of Yalta" by Catherine Katz is an amazing history taking place near the end of WW2, which gets glossed over as much as its subjects. It captures that tragic optimism that the allies might have made a better world, only for the cold war to happen.

I think a lot about the character of America immediately before, during, and after WW2. The time period this book concerns itself with, during the war, was still a period where I feel the United States was acting according to its highest ideals. Having just emerged from its isolationist ways, the country fought for the good of everyone and against tyranny.    

However, the Cold War would be such an overcorrection from the isolationism of the past thatto ensure primacyour leaders often looked to our old foe's authoritarian playbook to sow fear and demand obedience, both domestically and abroad. If you'd like to check out my full review of this book, you can find it here

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