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The Big Brainwash


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Toronto: Northern Book House, 1958. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Original brown wrappers, lettered in gilt on front cover and spine; 176pp; illus. Mild external dusting & soil; Very Good or better. A remarkable Cold War document, written by the career Soviet apologist (editor of the pro-Soviet journal "Northern Notes") Dyson Carter. Carter contrasts - at considerable length - the realities of the post-Sputnik USSR against the mythically primitive culture caricatured in the mainstream American media - a caricature which he claims Americans have been intentionally "brainwashed" into believing, in the interests of maintaining popular antagonism between the two countries. The source of this disinformation, according to Carter, is none other than John Foster Dulles, whose motives apparently stemmed from his thwarted ambition to assume financial control of Russia in the months following the October Revolution. Implies also that Dulles was a silent financier behind the Third Reich. A rare example of North American, HUAC-era, pro-Soviet conspiracy theorizing. Well-illustrated with photographic text illustrations (halftones). Hardly rare, but worth reading, and a nice copy.


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