THE SOVIET IMAGE OF THE UNITED STATES by Frederick C. Barghoorn

THE SOVIET IMAGE OF THE UNITED STATES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An analysis of the distortion caused by the Soviet anti-American propaganda this is a less hysterical but more pedantic book than Counts & Lodge' The Country of the Blind (Houghton, Mifflin - 1949). Dr. Barghoorn does not minimize the hazardous state that has arisen but does maintain that it is not hopeless, that the messianic dogmatism can be opposed by the study of Kremlin tactics and crimes and the ever vigilant combat of the hate campaign. From four years personal observation, in Moscow at the American Embassy, from intense examination of Soviet aggression and foreign policy, he examines the roots of its anti- American policies, the unwilling and reluctant alliance during the last war, the complete inversion of outside news, the hysteria over the atom, and the incomplete subjugation of the Russian people themselves. This exposure of the specific content and techniques of Soviet political strategy is for the enlightenment and information of all thinking Americans and should be valuable as a study book on current affairs.

Pub Date: Dec. 28th, 1950
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace