|Publisher:||University of Massachusetts Press|
|Series:||Culture and Politics in the Cold War and Beyond Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of Contents
1. Fear Books 11
2. The Nuclear Winter 34
3. Containing The Day After 60
4. Weapons in Space 79
What People are Saying About This
This is a well-written book and the author has mined some very good primary sources. It's way past time for someone to engage the significance of Reagan-era antinuclear cultural activism.
The Cold War's fast pivot from escalation to resolution in the 1980s remains one of its mysteries. In an original analysis, William Knoblauch shows how antinuclear activists pushed the Reagan administration to adopt deescalatory rhetoric and policies, with transformative consequences. Smart and compelling, this book offers novel insight into the battle of ideas that unmade the Cold War order in the 1980s.
Bill Knoblauch's excellent work takes the full measure of the antinuclear culture of the 1980s, from The Fate of the Earth to The Day After and beyond. It also, for the first time, gives the full story of the major effort to blunt and contain the impact of that opposition culture by a Reagan administration that was really tuned in to mass communications techniques. This is a sobering and freshly detailed book that students of the 1980s and of propaganda wars should read.