World War II and the Cold War
The Rhetoric of Hearts and Minds (RHUS Vol. 8)
This volume examines crucial moments in the rhetoric of the Cold War, beginning with an exploration of American neutrality and the debate over entering World War II. Other topics include the long-distance debate carried on over international radio between Hitler and Franklin D. Roosevelt; understanding and interpreting World War II propaganda; domestic radio following the war and the use of Abraham Lincoln narratives as vehicles for American propaganda; the influence of foreign policy agents Dean Acheson, Paul Nitze, and George Kennan; and the rhetoric of former presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. Ultimately, this volume offers a broad-based look at the rhetoric framing the Cold War and in doing so offers insight into the political climate of today.
Publication Date: September 1st, 2018
556 pages| 8.5 in x 11 in
MARTIN J. MEDHURST is Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and Professor of Political Science at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.