Recommended Read: Parting the Curtain

Walter L. Hixson. Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945–1961. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. Despite its slim appearance, Parting the Curtain is a detailed and informative read. Its concise format makes it a good starting point for readers new to the topic of Cold War culture and the book provides a helpful overview of the central themes and stories. Hixson focuses … Continue reading Recommended Read: Parting the Curtain

Soviet Realism Comes to New York

54 years ago this week the Soviet Exhibition of Science, Technology and Culture opened in Midtown Manhattan. Over the course of 6 weeks in the summer of 1959, more than a million Americans streamed into the New York Coliseum exhibition centre to gawp at all things Soviet: from automobiles and a full-scale replica of Sputnik III to examples of women’s fashion and displays on the … Continue reading Soviet Realism Comes to New York