Tag Archives: Cold War

Cold War board games explore the conflict’s history, spycraft, and humor · Gameological Unplugged · The A.V. Club

In Gameological Unplugged, Samantha Nelson looks at trends and new developments in the vast world of tabletop games.The Cold War has been inspiring board games since the ’60s, with its clear sides and varied fronts providing ample material for different … Continue reading

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CIA plot led to huge blast in Siberian gas pipeline – Telegraph

A CIA operation to sabotage Soviet industry by duping Moscow into stealing booby-trapped software was spectacularly successful when it triggered a huge explosion in a Siberian gas pipeline. Source: CIA plot led to huge blast in Siberian gas pipeline – … Continue reading

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“Шпионский мост” – американская пропаганда на российском экране // MSK.KP.RU Комсомольская правда в Москве

Несколько недель назад в США был выпущен новый фильм режиссера Стивена Спилберга, действие которого происходит в 1950-е годы, в эпоху “холодной войны”[видео] Source: “Шпионский мост” – американская пропаганда на российском экране // MSK.KP.RU Комсомольская правда в Москве My article also … Continue reading

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Another Hollywood Propaganda Blockbuster: Bridge of . . . Lies

In this new Cold War hit, set in the 1950’s, a home-town lawyer is chosen to defend a captured Soviet spy, as anti-communist hysteria sweeps the US. Later, the lawyer, Donovan is recruited by the CIA to negotiate the release … Continue reading

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Taut Spy Thriller Set in 1983 Divided Germany Shows The Cynicism of Cold Warrior Games (Deutschland 83)

The author is writing a series of articles for RI about propaganda in the entertainment media.  He maintains a website called Prole Center, dedicated to advancing socialist ideas. Source: Taut Spy Thriller Set in 1983 Divided Germany Shows The Cynicism of Cold Warrior Games (Deutschland … Continue reading

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Propaganda Terms: “Iron Curtain”

Words have power. Many ancient cultures have even ascribed magical properties to certain words and phrases, e.g., names of deities or incantations. The capitalists also realized this and have used their destructive power to dupe and befuddle the masses. The … Continue reading

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Liberation Radio: The Cold War: class-based conflict on a global scale

Listen now to the full episode Listen now: Brian Becker, a national leader of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, explains the so-called “Cold War,” the half-century conflict between the United States and other imperialists against the socialist countries struggling to … Continue reading

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Samantha Smith – Young Peace Activist

In 1982, as the Reagan regime completely abandoned any pretense of détente with the Soviet Union by using increasingly inflammatory rhetoric and pursuing dangerously provocative military policies, including the deployment of nuclear-armed Pershing II missiles in Europe, a 10-year old … Continue reading

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Entertainment Propaganda: The Anti-Hero and Enemy Point of View in Recent Spy Thrillers

The Cold War is back, and it makes for great television! If you like cloak-and-dagger tales with plenty of suspense and intrigue then look no further than The Americans, coming up on its fourth season, and Deutschland 83, which just … Continue reading

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The Able Archer 83 Sourcebook

[Originally] Posted – November 7, 2013 [National Security Archive] For more information contact: Nate Jones – 202/994-7000 or foiamail@gwu.edu A slide from the unclassified September 9, 1983, commander airlift forces briefing shows the expansive “footprint” of the Autumn Forge war … Continue reading

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