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The Pop Culture Residue of the Cold War.

Now that the Cold War's over, Pop culture scholar Michael Barson has written "Better Dead Than Red! A Nostalgic Look At The Golden Years Of Russiaphobia, Red-Baiting, And Other Commie Madness." (Hyperion) It's a look at how popular culture fueled public hysteria during the cold war -- from the Children's Crusade Against Communism bubble gum card series to the Hollywood production "I was a Communist for the F-B-I." By the way... the book is due to arrive in stores on Mayday 1992.

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Other segments from the episode on April 20, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 20, 1992: Interview with Annie Dillard; Interview with Michael Barson; Review of Studs Terkel's book "Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American…

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