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  1. COMMUNISM The Nature of the Threat

  2. Was post World War II Communism qualitatively different from its pre-war incarnation? • What was the nature and extent of that ideological threat? • What were the Manifestations of Anti-Communism in America?

  3. Was post World War II Communism qualitatively different from its pre-war incarnation? • Fueled by a stunning victory • Legitimacy from its alliance with the west – Democratic by association • Realpolitik vs. Revolution • The particular fusion of messianism and Marxism still remained however.

  4. Are you threatening me!?-Bevis

  5. What was the nature and extent of that threat? • Who would reign in Europe? Who could provide succor for the war ravaged countries? • Communists, Popular Fronts, Socialist movements were springing up all over Europe and beyond • France, Greece, Italy, China, Latin America • Soviet geostrategic competence and just entitlement. • Weakness nonetheless – ideological, military, politically.

  6. What were the Manifestations and Consequences of the Anti-Communism Movement in America? • “The greatest danger we face in the world today!”- J. Edgar Hoover • Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan • McCarthyism • Sovietphobia • Excellent anti-Soviet propaganda videos • Anti-Soviet sentiments linger still

  7. The Role of Media in Anti-Communism • Over Emphasize the Negative • The Use of Language • Guilty as Charged http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/7692751.stm

  8. What is Communism • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wccIqjrGGMk • Are you a Commie • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w86QhV7whjs • McCarthy • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcffD41vu2s&feature=related • Response • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8IGWxr_S1s&feature=related