At the time of the Vietnam war, it was believed the entire world could turn communist. Picture: Alamy

Sweeping new history of the cold war a reminder of how stupidity, ignorance and arrogance almost brought the world to annihilation

Odd Arne Westad’s fresh perspective on the global contest between communism and capitalism should be on every family’s bookshelf now Donald Trump occupies the White House, even if it is weak on China’s role

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At the time of the Vietnam war, it was believed the entire world could turn communist. Picture: Alamy
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