Cold War Propaganda

Archive Report

Soviet-Free World Propaganda Rivalry

Propaganda in the Competition for Leadership

Violent demonstrations against Vice President Nixon during his good-will tour of Latin America, sacking of United States information centers by mobs in the Middle East, and rapid worsening of the situation in Algeria have afforded a field day for Communist propagandists. Exploitation by the Soviet propaganda machine of these and other Western embarrassments following closely upon several world propaganda successes for the United States. These had been preceded by a series of notable propaganda victories for the Russians. Anti-United States demonstrations, particularly in Latin America, have been laid at least in part to inadequacies of the American propaganda effort.

Re-examination of Western propaganda operations and values was made urgently necessary when the Soviet Union scored a propaganda ...

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