The Struik Case of 1951

Authors

  • Dirk Struik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-044-08-1993-01_4

Keywords:

Education, Media

Abstract

In a famous speech delivered in Fulton, Missouri in March, 1946, Winston Churchill declared the outbreak of the Cold War. There was, he said, an iron curtain hanging across Europe, using an expression of Goebbels, der eiserne Schirm. Truman was there. Roosevelt's policy of accommodation with the Soviets was now abandoned. It was time to contain, if not destroy, the Soviet Union, the enemy of a ruling class that dreamt of an American Empire, economically dominant and alone in possessing the atomic bomb. But convincing the American people that the Soviet Union was a dangerous enemy was not so simple as declaring war. The role played by the Soviet armies in defeating the Nazis had made the communist-ruled country and its ruler, "Uncle joe" Stalin, quite popular.

Published

1993-01-04

Issue

Section

Articles