There was too fighting in the Cold War, directly and by proxy. Using the term “cold war” the way you do is a rhetorical cheat. You would have to alter the meaning of war too much in order to receive the benefit of the old definition. Maybe that’s how Orwell originally meant it, but then he should have taken advice from his own essay “Politics and the English Language.”
By the way, if merely having enemies but not fighting is a cold war than the entire history of mankind is one giant cold war.
Thank you for your opinion.
But what do you think of the concept?
You miss the whole point of the article if you concentrate on one small item.