Long Telegram Analysis

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Kerman bases his arguments in the Long Telegram around the nature of Russian-Communism. Fundamental to Communist thought are the beliefs that: economies define societies, capitalism is evil, creates inequality and will self-destruct and that imperialism leads to war. In Soviet Russia internal security was established through dictatorship, police forces and the recognition of the party as the sole source of truth. Externally security is seen as the inability to share power, expansionism and the duty to overthrow opposing political forces. Kerman analyses these beliefs and the Soviet system before suggesting appropriate US responses.
The Soviet Union believes it is their duty to guide the world powers and calls for the assistance of the working

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