Anti-Communism and Popular Culture in Mid-Century America by Cyndy Hendershot

By Cyndy Hendershot

now not lengthy after the Allied victories in Europe and Japan, America’s consciousness grew to become from global conflict to chilly battle. The perceived chance of communism had a distinct and demanding impression on all degrees of yank pop culture, from govt propaganda motion pictures 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 in the course of the mid-sixties. The dialogue covers tv courses, motion pictures, novels, journalism, maps, memoirs, and different works that offered anti-communist ideology to thousands of american citizens and prompted their brooding about those debatable concerns. It additionally issues out the several strands of anti-communist rhetoric, akin to liberal and countersubversive ones, that ruled pop culture in several media, and tells a way more advanced tale approximately manufacturers’ and shoppers’ principles approximately communism via shut learn of the cultural artifacts of the chilly War.
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