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Defining the Enemy

David G. Lewis

in Russia's New Authoritarianism: Putin and the Politics of Order

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454766
eISBN:
9781474480611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454766.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the ways in which Russian elites sought to find a unifying idea and national identity for Russians after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Instead of forging a positive national ... More


The British Fifth Column

A. W. Brian Simpson

in In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On May 20, a group led by Charles Maxwell-Knight raided the flat of Tyler G. Kent, a code and cipher clerk in the United States Embassy. Herschel V. Johnson, the Counsellor, agreed to the waiving of ... More


Communists: Ireland’s ‘Fifth Column’?: Church and state work together, British communists provide direction to Irish parties

John Mulqueen

in 'An Alien Ideology': Cold War Perceptions of the Irish Republican Left

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620641
eISBN:
9781789629453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620641.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses perceptions of Moscow’s ‘fifth column’ in the Irish state. While the communist party amounted to little more than an insignificant cult, not all communists declared themselves ... More


In the Highest Degree Odious: Detention without Trial in Wartime Britain

A. W. Brian Simpson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259497
eISBN:
9780191681974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259497.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

During World War II, just under 2,000 British citizens were detained without charge, trial, or term set, under Regulation 18B of the wartime Defence Regulations. Most of these detentions took place ... More


Down the Tubes

Joseph A. McCartin

in Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the collision between Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 and a Cessna plane on September 25, 1978 over San Diego, and how it led to a further deterioration in the ... More


Securitization before 9/11

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

in Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450686
eISBN:
9780801463914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter argues that 9/11 did not constitute a dramatic departure from either the U.S. or the European prior stance on the immigration–terrorism nexus. Instead, it suggests that 9/11 marked an ... More


The Problem of Home Defense

Matthew Dallek

in Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years, Civil Defense, and the Origins of Homeland Security

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199743124
eISBN:
9780190469559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743124.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

President Roosevelt and Mayor La Guardia were forced to grapple more directly with the problem of home defense during 1940, an election year. Several forces came together to force the issue onto the ... More


Militancy and Fear: May 1934–June 1940

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

in Trotskyists on Trial: Free Speech and Political Persecution Since the Age of FDR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479851942
eISBN:
9781479891627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479851942.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The first Smith Act trial originated, in part, in the personal histories of the defendants. The ties between certain members of Teamsters Local 544-AFL and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) shaped ... More


Reporting the Battles

Philip Woods

in Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma, 1942

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190657772
eISBN:
9780190686512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657772.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter returns to the main role expected of the war correspondents- to report the fighting at first-hand. It is interesting to contrast the achievements of correspondents like William Munday, ... More


The Governor of Burma and his Critics

Philip Woods

in Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma, 1942

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190657772
eISBN:
9780190686512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657772.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the much-criticized role of the Governor of Burma, Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, who took over in May 1941. Although the correspondents were restrained in their criticisms of the ... More


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