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Confronting America: The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

Alessandro Brogi

Abstract

Throughout the Cold War, the United States encountered unexpected challenges from Italy and France, two countries with the strongest, and determinedly most anti-American, Communist Parties in Western Europe. Based primarily on new evidence from Communist archives in France and Italy, as well as research archives in the United States, this study reveals how the United States was forced by political opposition within these two core Western countries to reassess its own anti-Communist strategies, its image, and the general meaning of American liberal capitalist culture and ideology. The author sh ... More

Keywords: Cold War, political opposition, anti-Communist strategies, liberal capitalist culture, Americanization, Italian communists, anti-Americanism, Soviet Union, culture of dissent, communist threat

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834732
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877746_brogi

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandro Brogi, author