This is one of a group of articles in this issue originating in a workshop held in November 2010 at the London School of Economics in honour of the life and work of the late Fred Halliday, and further developed through a study group held on 12 May 2011 at Chatham House.
Fred Halliday, Marxism and the Cold War
Version of Record online: 28 SEP 2011
© 2011 The Author(s). International Affairs © 2011 The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Volume 87, Issue 5, pages 1107–1122, September 2011
How to Cite
COX, M. (2011), Fred Halliday, Marxism and the Cold War. International Affairs, 87: 1107–1122. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2346.2011.01023.x
- Issue online: 28 SEP 2011
- Version of Record online: 28 SEP 2011
Though possibly best known today as a specialist on the Middle East and Islam, it is often forgotten how central the Cold War was in defining Fred Halliday's understanding of world politics before 1989 and indeed even after. Building on the earlier work of Isaac Deutscher and E. H. Carr, Halliday developed a distinct theory of the Cold War which afforded him great insights but ultimately failed in explaining the complexities of the East–West relationship, and why it came to an abrupt conclusion in the late 1980s.