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By Lisa M. Mundey

students have characterised the early many years of the chilly warfare as an period of emerging militarism within the usa yet so much american citizens persisted to spot themselves as essentially anti-militaristic. To them, “militaristic” outlined the authoritarian regimes of Germany and Japan that the kingdom had defeated in international conflict II—aggressive, power-hungry international locations within which the army possessed strength outdoors civilian authority.
a lot of the preferred tradition within the many years following global battle II mirrored and strengthened a extra pacifist belief of the United States. This research 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 safety rules but proceed to understand themselves as deeply anti-militaristic.

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