The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation

Framsida
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1998 - 351 sidor
An "absorbing and provocative" ( "New York Times" ) autopsy of a once-vital all-American myth: the cherished belief that elimination of a less-than human enemy was necessary to achieve our national destiny."An extraordinarily original work that places postwar American history in an entirely new perspective. Anyone who wishes to introduce students to post-1945 American culture should assign this wonderful book."--John Dower, MIT, author of "War Without Mercy"

"Absorbing and provocative." "--New York Times"

"Full of brilliancies, this "tour de force" is one of those rare books that can change the way we see."--Todd Gitlin, author of "The Sixties"

"A perfect book to use in twentieth-century history courses."--Elaine Tyler May, author of "Homeward Bound"

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Triumphalist Despair
3
Story Time
16
Ambush at Kamikaze Pass
37
The Asian Death of Victory Culture
54
War Games
69
The Enemy Disappears
113
The Haunting of Childhood
133
Entering the Twilight Zone
155
Playing with Fire
187
Into the Charnel House of Language
193
The President as Mad Mullah
202
Besieged
241
Reconstruction
254
NOTES
305
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
333
INDEX
339

THE ERA OF REVERSALS 19621975
173
The Invisible Government
181

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