Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2017

256 Pages | 7

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190644611

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Curtain of Lies

The Battle over Truth in Stalinist Eastern Europe

Melissa Feinberg

  • Offers a different perspective on the Cold War by showing the connections and transfers between Communist and capitalist worlds
  • Highlights the activities of East European émigrés and exiles and their role in constructing Western knowledge about the Soviet bloc
  • Shows how East European government officials, journalists, and party activists tried to shape the ways their populations understood the capitalist West
  • Examines how the rhetoric of truth and lies was central to early Cold War politics

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