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By Lisa M. Mundey

students have characterised the early many years of the chilly conflict as an period of emerging militarism within the usa yet so much americans endured to spot themselves as essentially anti-militaristic. To them, “militaristic” outlined the authoritarian regimes of Germany and Japan that the kingdom had defeated in global struggle II—aggressive, power-hungry nations during which the army possessed strength outdoor civilian authority.
a lot of the preferred tradition within the a long time following international battle II mirrored and strengthened a extra pacifist conception of the USA. This learn explores army pictures in tv, movie, and comedian books from 1945 to 1970 to appreciate how pop culture made it attainable for a public to embody extra militaristic nationwide protection guidelines but proceed to understand themselves as deeply anti-militaristic.

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