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A voice in their own destiny : Reagan, Thatcher, and public diplomacy in the nuclear 1980s

Title
A voice in their own destiny : Reagan, Thatcher, and public diplomacy in the nuclear 1980s / Anthony M. Eames.
ISBN
9781625347091
162534709X
9781625347107
1625347103
9781685750091
Publication
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2023]
Physical Description
xv, 263 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Summary
"On June 8, 1982, Ronald Reagan delivered a historic address to the British Parliament, promising that the United States would give people around the world "a voice in their own destiny" in the struggle against Soviet totalitarianism. While British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher celebrated Reagan's visit and thanked him for putting "freedom on the offensive," over 100,000 Britons marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square to protest his arrival and call for nuclear disarmament. Reagan's homecoming was equally eventful, with 1,000,000 protesters marking his return with a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park--the largest protest in American history up to that point. Employing a wide range of previously unexamined primary sources, Anthony Eames demonstrates how the Reagan and Thatcher administrations used innovations in public diplomacy to build back support for their foreign policy agendas at a moment of widespread popular dissent. A Voice in Their Own Destiny traces how competition between the governments of Reagan and Thatcher, the Anglo-American antinuclear movement, and the Soviet peace offensive sparked a revolution in public diplomacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Reagan, Thatcher, and public diplomacy in the nuclear 1980s
Other formats
Online version: Eames, Anthony, 1988- Voice in their own destiny Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2023]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 25, 2023
Series
Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond.
Culture and politics in the Cold War and beyond
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The World Reagan Wanted
Britain's Choice : Disarmament, Deterrence, and Democracy
An Antinuclear Awakening
Determined to Deter
Arms Control Undone
Summits
Surviving the Cold War.
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