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The Resource Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe, Melissa Feinberg

Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe, Melissa Feinberg

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Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe
Title
Curtain of lies
Title remainder
the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Feinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While the Cold War governments of Eastern Europe operated within the confines of the Soviet worldview, their peoples confronted the narratives of both East and West. From the Soviet Union and its satellites, they heard of a West dominated by imperialist warmongers and of the glorious future only Communism could bring. A competing discourse emanated from the West, claiming that Eastern Europe was a totalitarian land of captive slaves, powerless in the face of Soviet aggression. In Curtain of Lies, Melissa Feinberg conducts a timely examination into the nature of truth, using the political culture of Eastern Europe during the Cold War as her foundation. Focusing on the period between 1948 and 1956, she looks at how the 'truth' of Eastern Europe was delineated by actors on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Feinberg offers a fresh interpretation of the Cold War as a shared political environment, exploring the ways in which ordinary East Europeans interacted with these competing understandings of their homeland. She approaches this by looking at the relationship between the American-sponsored radio stations broadcast across the Iron Curtain and the East European émigrés they interviewed as sources on life under Communism. Feinberg's careful analysis reveals that these parties developed mutually reinforced assumptions about the meaning of Communism, helping to create the evidentiary foundation for totalitarian interpretations of Communist rule in Eastern Europe. In bridging the geopolitical and the individual, Curtain of Lies provides a perspective that is both innovative in its methodology and indispensable to its field"--Provided by publisher
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Feinberg, Melissa
Dewey number
947.0009/045
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Europe, Eastern
  • Truth
  • Political culture
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Communism
  • Cold War
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Soviet Union
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Western countries
Label
Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe, Melissa Feinberg
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Two Camps, Two Truths -- Chapter 1: Telling Lies, Making Truth -- Chapter 2: The Battle for Peace -- Chapter 3: Battling the Big Lie -- Chapter 4: That Funny Feeling Creeping Down Your Back -- Chapter 5: Soporific Bombs and American Flying Discs -- Chapter 6: The Power of the Powerless
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ocn987665431
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190644628
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987665431
Label
Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe, Melissa Feinberg
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Two Camps, Two Truths -- Chapter 1: Telling Lies, Making Truth -- Chapter 2: The Battle for Peace -- Chapter 3: Battling the Big Lie -- Chapter 4: That Funny Feeling Creeping Down Your Back -- Chapter 5: Soporific Bombs and American Flying Discs -- Chapter 6: The Power of the Powerless
Control code
ocn987665431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190644628
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987665431

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