New PDF release: Critical Reflections on the Cold War: Linking Rhetoric and

By Martin J. Medhurst,H. W. Brands

ISBN-10: 0890969434

ISBN-13: 9780890969434

Rhetoric and historical past intersected dramatically in the course of the chilly struggle, which was once, in particular else, a confrontation. This quantity, which mixes the paintings of historians and verbal exchange students, examines the general public discourse in chilly battle the USA from a few views together with how rhetoric formed heritage and rules and the way rhetorical photos invited interpretations of history.

The ebook opens with Norman Graebner's wideranging research of the rhetorical history of the chilly warfare. Frank Costigliola then parses Stalin's speech of February, 1946, an tackle that many within the West took as a statement of conflict through the USSR. the improvement of NSC68 in 1950, also known as America's “blueprint” for struggling with the chilly battle, is the topic of Robert P. Newman's review.

Shawn J. ParryGiles and J. Michael Hogan then concentrate on American propaganda responses to the perceived Soviet danger. H. W. manufacturers, Randall B. Woods, and Rachel L. Holloway research the consequences of liberal ideology and rhetoric on family and overseas coverage judgements. Robert J. McMahon and Robert L. Ivie elevate the problem of what it has intended to be the “leader of the loose international” and what the duty of postCold battle rhetoric may be during this regard.

Scholars desirous about the function of phrases in public existence and within the learn of historical past will locate difficult fabric during this interdisciplinary quantity. Historians, speech verbal exchange students, and political scientists with an curiosity within the chilly struggle will equally locate grist for additional milling.

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