The Presidency and the Cold War

July 1, 2006 - February 24, 2008

In 1835, a perceptive French visitor to America, Alexis de Tocqueville, detected a "secret design of Providence" that would someday position Russia and America as rivals for world mastery.  In the second half of hte twentieth century, Tocqueville's vision came true.  From the end of World War II, the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a global struggle that pitted democracy and capitalism against Communism.