By John Fousek
During this cultural historical past of the origins of the chilly struggle, John Fousek argues boldly that American nationalism supplied the ideological glue for the huge public consensus that supported U.S. overseas coverage within the chilly battle period. From the overdue Forties in the course of the overdue Nineteen Eighties, the us waged chilly warfare opposed to the Soviet Union now not essentially within the identify of capitalism or Western civilizationвЂ”neither of which might have united the yank humans in the back of the causeвЂ”but within the identify of America.
Through shut readings of assets that variety from presidential speeches and renowned magazines to hard work union debates and the African American press, Fousek indicates how conventional nationalist rules approximately nationwide greatness, providential venture, and occur future motivated postwar public tradition and formed U.S. overseas coverage discourse through the the most important interval from the top of global battle II to the start of the Korean warfare. eventually, he says, within the surroundings created via it seems that unceasing foreign crises, american citizens rallied round the flag, ultimately coming to equate nationwide loyalty with worldwide anticommunism and an interventionist international coverage.
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Europe today is hungry,’’ he said. In the newly liberated countries of Western Europe, many people lacked clothing, shelter, and the basic means of rebuilding their devastated societies: As the winter comes on, the distress will increase. Unless we do what we can to help, we may lose next winter what we won at such terrible cost last spring. Desperate men are liable to destroy the structure of their society to ﬁnd in the wreckage some substitute for hope. If we let Europe go cold and hungry, we may lose some of the foundations of order on which the hope for worldwide peace must rest.
But one letter, from Elizabeth Dwyer of Manhattan, ran directly against this belligerent grain. Dwyer’s letter suggested that the United States’s use of the atomic bomb had tarnished its claims to moral enlightenment: ‘‘Speaking of atrocities, is not our atomic bombing as vicious as anything perpetrated by the Japs or the Nazis with their death camps, so much deplored? ’’ 37 But such eﬀorts to complicate the war’s Manichaean distinctions between the international forces of good and evil did not generally get very far.
The best way to insure increased prosperity, in Hutton’s view, was to remove all checks that had been imposed on industry and capital. Only then could the United States provide a ‘‘beneﬁcent force’’ to its dependents. Woﬀord and Hutton expressed wildly divergent agendas from a basis of shared enthusiasm for the president’s radio speech. 30 The news media covered the president’s August th radio speech extensively, amplifying its core messages in ripples that continued to spread out for many days after Truman’s broadcast.