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050 00 E169.12|b.H49 1997 
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100 1  Henriksen, Margot A. 
245 10 Dr. Strangelove's America :|bsociety and culture in the 
       atomic age /|cMargot A. Henriksen. 
246 3  Doctor Strangelove's America 
264  1 Berkeley :|bUniversity of California Press,|c[1997] 
264  4 |c©1997 
300    xxv, 451 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-435) and 
505 0  Preface: Dr. Strangelove's America: or How Americans 
       Learned to Stop Worrying and Live with the Bomb -- Pt. 1. 
       Knowing Sin: The Vertiginous End to American Innocence. 
       Ch. 1. Top of the World: The Corrupting Contours of the 
       Cold War. Ch. 2. Vertigo: The Unhinged Moral Universe of 
       Cold War America -- Pt. 2. Psycho: The Emergence of a 
       Schizoid America in the Age of Anxiety. Ch. 3. Duck and 
       Cover: Civil Defense and Existential Anxiety in America. 
       Ch. 4. The Snake Pit: America as an Asylum. Ch. 5. Wild 
       Ones: Youths in Revolt against Adult America -- Pt. 3. Is 
       God Dead? An American Awakening on the Eve of Destruction.
       Ch. 6. Time Enough at Last? The Bomb Shelter Craze and the
       Dawn of America's Moral Awakening. Ch. 7. Laughter and a 
       New Myth of Life: Attacking the Menace of the American 
       System. Ch. 8. Judgment Day: Dr. Strangelove's Cultural 
       Revolution. Ch. 9. Godless Violence and Transcendent Hope:
       The American Nightmare Exposed and Contained. 
520    Did Dr. Strangelove's America really learn to "stop 
       worrying and love the bomb, " as the title of Stanley 
       Kubrick's 1964 film would have us believe? What has that 
       darkly satirical comedy in common with the impassioned 
       rhetoric of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech 
       or with the beat of Elvis Presley's throbbing "I'm All 
       Shook Up"? They all, in Margot Henriksen's vivid depiction
       of the decades after World War II, are expressions of a 
       cultural revolution directly related to the atomic bomb. 
520 8  Because there was little organized, extensive protest 
       against nuclear weapons and nuclear proliferation until 
       the 1980s, America's overall reaction to the bomb has been
       seen as acceptance or indifference. Henriksen argues 
       instead that, in spite of the ease with which Cold War 
       exigencies overrode all protests by scientists or others 
       after the end of World War II, America's psyche was split 
       as surely as the atom was split. In opposition to the 
       "culture of consensus, " which never questioned the 
       pursuit of nuclear superiority, a "culture of dissent" was
       born. Its current of rebellion can be followed through all
       the forms of popular culture, and Henriksen evokes dozens 
       of illuminating examples from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. 
650  0 Cold War|xSocial aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Atomic bomb|xSocial aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Atomic bomb|xMoral and ethical aspects|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xCivilization|y1945- 
856 42 |3Contributor biographical information|uhttp:// 
856 42 |3Publisher description|u
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