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The spiritual-industrial complex : America's religious battle against communism in the early Cold War

Author: Jonathan P Herzog
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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This fascinating volume shows that American leaders in the early Cold War years considered the conflict to be profoundly religious; they saw Communism not only as godless but also as a sinister form of religion. Fighting faith with faith, they deliberately used religious beliefs and institutions as part of the plan to defeat the Soviet enemy. Herzog offers an illuminating account of the resultant  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan P Herzog
ISBN: 9780195393460 0195393465
OCLC Number: 692291328
Description: xi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
A colossus of straw --
Enemy --
Political institutions --
Security institutions --
Societal institutions --
The renewal, the critics, and the unraveling --
The remains --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jonathan P. Herzog.
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