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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

Label
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
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Author
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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Feinberg, Melissa
Dewey number
947.0009/045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DJK50
LC item number
.F434 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Truth
  • Political culture
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Communism
  • Cold War
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Soviet Union
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Western countries
  • HISTORY
  • Feindbild
  • Politische Kultur
  • Wahrheit
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Südosteuropa
  • Ostmitteleuropa
Label
Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe, Melissa Feinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: two camps, two truths -- 1: Telling lies, making truth -- 2: The fight for peace -- 3: Battling the big lie -- 4: That funny feeling creeping up your back -- 5: Soporific bombs and American flying discs -- 6: The power of the powerless
Control code
980490518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190644611
Lccn
2016049610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 13884548
  • 40027526017
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980490518
Label
Curtain of lies : the battle over truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe, Melissa Feinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: two camps, two truths -- 1: Telling lies, making truth -- 2: The fight for peace -- 3: Battling the big lie -- 4: That funny feeling creeping up your back -- 5: Soporific bombs and American flying discs -- 6: The power of the powerless
Control code
980490518
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780190644611
Lccn
2016049610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 13884548
  • 40027526017
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980490518

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