Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, And The Cold War, 1945-1961

Paperback | December 15, 1997

byWalter L. Hixson

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During the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Washington policymakers aspired to destabilize the Soviet and East European Communist Party regimes by implementing programs of psychological warfare and gradual cultural infiltration. In focusing on American propaganda and cultural infiltration of the Soviet empire in these years, Parting the Curtain emerges as a groundbreaking study of certain aspects of US Cold War diplomacy never before examined.

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A chronicle of the high heels and convertibles campaign the U.S. used in an attempt to bring down communism. In the late 1950s, American policymakers worked to destabilize Soviet and East European communist regimes by psychological warfare and cultural infiltration that showed people under communism "the good life" they could live in a...

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During the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Washington policymakers aspired to destabilize the Soviet and East European Communist Party regimes by implementing programs of psychological warfare and gradual cultural infiltration. In focusing on American propaganda and cultural infiltration of the Soviet empire in these years, Part...

Walter L. Hixson is Professor of History at the University of Akron.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:299 pages, 8.26 × 5.46 × 1 inPublished:December 15, 1997Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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ISBN - 10:0312176805

ISBN - 13:9780312176808

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A Propaganda Strategy for the Cold War
Reviving the Voice
Liberation Propaganda
Liberation Denied
A Breakthrough in East-West Exchange
To the Kitchen Debate
The Soviets and Sokolniki
Conclusions

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A chronicle of the high heels and convertibles campaign the U.S. used in an attempt to bring down communism. In the late 1950s, American policymakers worked to destabilize Soviet and East European communist regimes by psychological warfare and cultural infiltration that showed people under communism "the good life" they could live in a Western democracy

Editorial Reviews

'A fascinating and comprehensive study of early Cold War propaganda by one of America's most distinguished historians.' - Journal of Intelligence and National Security

'...a chilling study which merits attention and will appeal to historians and non-specialists alike.' - Slavic and East European Journal