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By Cyndy Hendershot

now not lengthy after the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, America’s awareness grew to become from international conflict to chilly conflict. The perceived probability of communism had a distinct and critical influence on all degrees of yank pop culture, from executive propaganda movies like Red Nightmare in Time journal to Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
This paintings examines representations of anti-communist sentiment in American pop culture from the early fifties throughout the mid-sixties. The dialogue covers tv courses, motion pictures, novels, journalism, maps, memoirs, and different works that awarded anti-communist ideology to thousands of american citizens and stimulated their brooding about those debatable concerns. It additionally issues out different strands of anti-communist rhetoric, reminiscent of liberal and countersubversive ones, that ruled pop culture in numerous media, and tells a way more complex tale approximately manufacturers’ and shoppers’ principles approximately communism via shut learn of the cultural artifacts of the chilly War.
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