Here is a profile of the American Cold War journalist James Burnham (1905 – 1987) who cautioned that the policy of Soviet containment (and later “détente”) was not enough to defeat the growing threat of International Communism - Burnham believed passionately that NATO should have been designed as an army of invasion:
"The North Atlantic Pact is itself a doubtful device. It, too, is an extension of the containment policy. It does not say to Communists, 'Go back,' but only, and not very loudly, 'Come no further'"
During the early Cold War years, Burnham was seen by many in anti-Communist circles as a voice crying in the wilderness; he knew that there was a genuine economic weakness woven into the very fabric of all communist governments and that they could never withstand an all-out arms race without collapsing; one of Burnham's greatest admirers was President Reagan. It was not President Trump who first introduced the concept that the reporters representing the U.S. mass media outlets were not deserving of trust, it was James Burnham - when American war correspondents found themselves excluded from the American-led invasion of Granada (October 25, 1983), Reagan was doffing his cap to Burnham.
Five years after this article appeared on the newsstands, Burnham would help William F. Buckley establish the National Review, where he served as one of it earliest contributing editors. His reoccurring column was titled, "World War III".
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Read this Buckley article about another influential American conservative: U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater.