By S. McEvoy-Levy
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Cold War balance of power arrangements would persist. It was argued that since both the Soviet Union and the United States would continue to have a `vital strategic interest' in preventing each other from becoming the dominant power in Europe, there would always be mistrust. 101 However, neoconservative Irving Kristol argued that the US should `rethink foreign policy' in terms of `nationalism'. 102 At one conference held in April 1990, the debate over whether or not the Cold War had ended, and if it had been won by the United States, threatened to provoke a split in the conservative movement.
120 Very quickly the triumph had lost its novelty, as the President of the Atlantic Council in Washington put it later: `The end of the Cold War produced disorder. '121 Opinion polls suggested that a division between optimism and pessimism existed among the general public. ' between November 1989 and April 1990, with the majority, consistently around 55 per cent, saying `no'. However, between April and October 1990 there was a gradual (R)evolution of an Idea 41 but persistent rise in consensus that the East±West relationship was irreversibly changed.
72 Interviews with Hollywood film-makers predicted that environmental polluters, narcotics dealers and terrorists would eventually fill the celluloid threat vacuum. But, hitting on a key temptation, in the short term they still anticipated a reinvention of the Soviet threat. 73 One Newsweek columnist observed that the Cold War's end was linked to an imminent identity crisis and ambivalence about this shift transcended partisanship. 74 Is the shining city in decline? The `city on a hill' was in peril in the declinist texts of the late 1980s and early 1990s such as Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and Walter Russell Mead's Mortal Splendor and `On the Road to Ruin.
American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy: Public Diplomacy at the End of the Cold War by S. McEvoy-Levy