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Revel with a CauseLiberal Satire in Postwar America$
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Stephen E. Kercher

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226431642

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.001.0001

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Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or

Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or

How American Satirists Flayed the Cold War, the Bomb, and American Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia

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(p.299) Chapter Nine Mocking Dr. Strangelove, Or
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Revel with a Cause
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0010

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

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