Yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Book Review contains an assessment of Through the History of the Cold War: The Correspondence of George F. Kennan and John Lukacs, edited by Lukacs. Reviewer Mark Atwood Lawrence wrote:
The collection conveys their enormous erudition and (especially on
Kennan’s side) stylistic brilliance. More than anything, though, the
book poses anew, in an admirably lean and accessible way, a question
that has long swirled around Kennan: What were the intellectual
underpinnings of his insistence on a restrained, “realist” foreign
policy that shunned bold efforts to remake the world in the American
The full review is available online at www.nytimes.com.