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Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or

in Revel with a Cause

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226431642
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226431659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0010
Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or

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This chapter focuses on the brilliant dark comedy Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb, to make the case that liberal satirists at their frequent best not only highlighted the absurdity underpinning American race relations, they used their coruscating wit to strip bare the logic underpinning the Cold War, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the Kennedy administration's machinations in Southeast Asia.

Keywords: liberal satire; satirists; race relations; Cold War; nuclear weapons; Kennedy administration; Southeast Asia

Chapter.  16537 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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