By Gary D. Rawnsley
This quantity matters the origins, corporation and approach to British, American and Soviet propaganda in the course of the Nineteen Fifties. Drawing upon a variety of archival fabric which has in simple terms been obtainable to researchers within the previous couple of years, the authors speak about propaganda's overseas and family dimensions, and chart the improvement of a shared chilly conflict tradition. They display how the constructions of propaganda that have been organised at the present persisted, giving form and desiring to the rest years of the chilly War.
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State Department/Department of Defense report, 7 April 1950, US Declassified Document Reference System (hereafter cited as US DDRS), Retrospective 71D. Anders Stephanson, 'Commentary: Ideology and Neorealist Mirrors,' Diplomatic History, 17 (1993), 285-95. Deborah Welch Larson, Origins of Containment: A Psychological Explanation (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1985), p. 348. Daniel Bell, The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the 1950s (New York: Free Press, 1962), p.
Possess so much metaphysical subtlety and so much overpowering eloquence that they insinuate themselves into the understanding and the conscience and convert both to their party. 54 Similarly, one need not accept the entirety of Chomsky's claim of private cooperation with State 'illusion and deceit' to recognize that the US ideological campaign in the Cold War Beyond Diplomacy 27 rested upon a network of organizations who, for their own interests, were willing to disseminate the US message in the battle against Communism.
Exacdy how much was spent on the Campaign of Truth is not clear. Sorenson, The Word War, p. 27, is also circumspect, revealing only that the outbreak of the Korean war prompted Congress to be more 'generous in its appropriation' than it had first dared to be, 'nearly tripling the programme's funds for the year'. On 14July 1950, one Louise B. ' The White House declined. The Kipling-Washington Letter, 30 December 1950, Truman Library. A useful account of American psychological warfare in Italy, and throughout Western Europe, is provided by Trevor Barnes, 'Democratic Deception', in Charters and Tugwell (eds), pp.
Cold-War Propaganda in the 1950s by Gary D. Rawnsley