U.S. Role In The World

The Marshall Plan: Conservative Reform as a Weapon of War

By David Hein ● Modern Age ● 03/21/2018


As a weapon in the Cold War—indeed “the centerpiece of America’s early postwar policy of containment”—the Marshall Plan was a useful instrument. The ERP contributed to the strategic goal of maintaining a balance of power between East and West and thereby containing the Soviet Empire long enough for it to collapse under the weight of its internal contradictions…

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