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Defying Communism

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter details how the rise of the international human rights movement as a significant force in world affairs cannot be separated from the Cold War context in which it took place. The Cold War ... More


Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968

Alan McDougall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276271
eISBN:
9780191706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276271.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In communist East Germany, young people constituted the social group for whom the ruling authorities had the highest hopes — and in whom they were most frequently and bitterly disappointed. In this ... More


Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

John W. Young

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Largely because of his famous ‘Iron Curtain’ speech, Churchill is often remembered as a determined Cold Warrior. Yet, for all his fervent anti-communism, he saw the creation of the Western Alliance ... More


The ‘new European architecture’

Simon J. Nuttall

in European Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293361
eISBN:
9780191684982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293361.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses the changes in the basic architecture of European foreign policy during the mid- and late 1980s. These changes were brought about by the fall of communism in Central and ... More


Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gundula Kreuzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Exploring opera from the perspectives of media studies and technology studies, this pioneering book examines how composers since the late eighteenth century have increasingly integrated specific ... More


Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

David G. Havlick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In recent decades, hundreds of millions of acres of militarized landscapes around the world have transitioned to new purposes of wildlife conservation. These land use changes offer valuable ... More


The Changes of 1603

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Among the inferences that can be made from the hints thrown out by the Privy Council in the years after the great settlement of 1594, one of ... More


The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Sorin Radu Cucu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book argues that, during the Cold War, modern political imagination was held captive by the split between two visions of universality — freedom in the West versus social justice in the East — ... More


Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Nicholas J. Schlosser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Founded as a counterweight to the Communist broadcasters in East Germany, Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) became one of the most successful public information operations conducted against the ... More


Death at the Berlin Wall

Pertti Ahonen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546305
eISBN:
9780191725036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546305.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

During its 28-year existence, the Berlin Wall was the foremost symbol of the Cold War division of Germany—and of Europe as a whole. But it was also a very concrete site of separation and suffering ... More


‛Vereint sind wir alles’? Socialist Unity in a Divided Germany

Patrick Major

in The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands' (KPD) policy of encouraging unity of action with the Social Democrats in ... More


Introduction

Pertti Ahonen

in Death at the Berlin Wall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199546305
eISBN:
9780191725036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546305.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introductory chapter explains the book's main objectives, particularly its attempt to examine the history of the Berlin Wall from a comparative East–West perspective that focuses on two key ... More


Curtain

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores how the proscenium curtain, previously simply a spatial and temporal frame for the performance, increasingly mediated between sound and sight. In the late eighteenth century, ... More


First Captive in a Hot War: The Case of Robert Vogeler

Susan L. Carruthers

in Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257306
eISBN:
9780520944794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257306.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on U.S. businessman Robert Vogeler who, in February 1950, became the first American to appear in what fellow citizens unhesitatingly called a “show trial,” or, more ... More


Encounters

James Mark and Anna von der Goltz

in Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199587513
eISBN:
9780191747557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587513.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 5, ‘Encounters’, examines the extent to which the Cold War divided activists between western and eastern Europe, exploring not only the impact of physical separation and mutual ... More


Steel, Light, and Style: The Concealed Frame, 1905–1918

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes major structures built from 1905 to 1918, many of which used more solid curtain walls that reflected the ability of electric lighting and mechanical ventilation to replace ... More


The Icon Curtain: The Cold War's Quiet Border

Yuliya Komska

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226154190
eISBN:
9780226154220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226154220.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The Iron Curtain did not exist. Instead, it comprised multiple regional segments, many in the grip of divergent historical and cultural forces for decades, if not centuries. The first cultural ... More


Shostakovich and The Iron Curtain: Intellectual Property and Transimperial Integration

Kiril Tomoff

in Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453120
eISBN:
9781501701825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453120.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the Soviet manipulation of international copyright law over an American film studio's fair use of music written by Soviet composers in an anti-Soviet film. At issue was the use ... More


“Cyber Curtain” or Glasnost 2.0?: Strategies for Web-based Communication in the New Media Age

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter looks at the impact of the rapid spread of the Internet and new media technologies on the language culture of Russia today. In stark opposition to efforts to use language and new media ... More


Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism

Johanna Bockman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775663
eISBN:
9780804778961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775663.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The worldwide spread of neoliberalism has transformed economies, polities, and societies everywhere. In conventional accounts, American and Western European economists, such as Milton Friedman and ... More


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