The Use of American Propaganda During the Cold War. Kristin M AHAP- DEF Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua NY. Essential Question. How did propaganda reflect on American fears and support during the Cold War?. The Red Scare : Hysteria.
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Kristin M AHAP- DEF
Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua NY
How did propaganda reflect on American fears and support during the Cold War?
Republican US Senator from Wisconsin
Have a care, sir.
In the summer of 1954, a branch of the American Legion denounced the Girl Scouts, calling the "one world" ideas advocated in their publications "un-American."
Herbert Biberman, Martin Popper, Robert W. Kenny, Albert Maltz, Lester Cole, Dalton Trumbo, John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Samuel Ornitz, Ring Lardner Jr., Edward Dmytryk, Adrian Scott.
“I have turned down quite a few scripts because I thought they were tinged with communistic ideas.”
“We have exposed their lies when we came across them, we have opposed their propaganda...”
“Nobody has stated just what they mean by propaganda. I use the term to mean anything which gives a good impression of communism as a way of life.”
“They looked at a lot of our pictures, and I think they ran a lot of them in Russia, but then turned them back to us ... They didn't suit their purposes.”
The FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, helped provide the committee with material from its aptly named ‘raw files'. Some producers, directors and screen writers refused to testify or to play the ‘name game' in which the committee demanded the names of associates, who could then be called on to name others thus providing an ever-expanding list of suspects to be summoned.
“This death sentence is not surprising. It had to be. There had to be a Rosenberg Case because there had to be an intensification of the hysteria in America to make the Korean War acceptable to the American people. There had to be a hysteria and a fear sent through America in order to get increased war budgets. And there had to be a dagger thrust in the heart of the left to tell them that you are no longer gonna give five years for a Smith Act prosecution or one year for Contempt of Court, but we're gonna kill ya!”
Julius Rosenberg, as quoted by his attorney, Emanuel Bloch, September 22, 1953.