||Popular Culture/Media, Television, and Radio
||Politics, Law, and Government/History
Red Scare examines a number of popular films, comic books, novels, and more through the lens of the Cold War.
Red Scare examines the historical context for anti-communism in popular culture during the Cold War era, the various ways popular culture depicted the communist threat, and how this changed over time from the Red Scare hysteria of the late 1940s to the revived fear of the Soviet threat during the Reagan era.
The book details a number of creative works produced and published during the Cold War era, provides plot synopses focusing on anti-communist/Cold War elements, highlights notable biographical details of those involved in the creation of each work, analyzes how each work was shaped by anti-communism and the Cold War, and discusses how each work in turn was received by consumers. It also examines popular culture works that critique Red Scare hysteria, from the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate to the absurdist TV comedy Get Smart.
- Provides readers with an examination of the Cold War that goes beyond the political issues of the period
- Offers insight into how the artistic community viewed and commented on the Cold War
- Connects with the current tensions between the United States and Russia
- Gives an overview of the background to anti-Communist hysteria
- Includes images that bring topics to life