And then again, the author doesn't not contradict himself. While he starts out saying that the Cold War was fought bloodlessly, silently, without any declaration or battles. Yet all I can see is war and bloodshed. Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran, Cambodia, Baltic Conflicts, Slavic Conflicts, Communist purges (across the world), Israel, and there may be some events I am still missing here.
To tell the truth, I have no interest whatsoever in politics of any sort. Be it contemporary Indian, Cold War, Partition, British Imperial or even gender politics that's such a pet of the literary academia. But I found my reason to read the book in the Preface:
"... because as Marx once said (Groucho, not Karl),"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."