Mar. 2: Implementing Containment


  China, NSC-68, Korea, Rollback, the CIA, the Cultural Cold War

Paterson, American Foreign Relations, pp. 248-56, 265-81.

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment , pp. 87-124.

Richard Pells, Not Like Us: How Europeans Have Loved, Hated, and Transformed American Culture Since World War II (New York: BasicBooks, 1997), pp. 64-93.

Caute, The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural Supremacy During the Cold War (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Gaddis, Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National Security Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982).

Leffler, The Specter of Communism, pp. 64-96

Stueck, The Korean War: An International History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995).

Merrill and Paterson, Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, pp. 325-32, 336-48, 355-65

Additional Resources:

PowerPoint Presentation

"Communism," Coronet Instructional Films, 1952, running time: 10:18.

"What We Have," American Economic Foundation, 1950, running time: 20:28.
Describes the virtues of the free-enterprise system.

"How to Lose What We Have," American Economic Foundation, 1950, running time: 11:48.
Dramatizes effects of Communist coup in the United States.

"Make Mine Freedom," Sutherland Productions, 1948, running time: 9:30.
Cartoon on the dangers of Communism and the benefits of capitalism.