In an amazing new interview, we talk with Prof. Andrew Hunt (@aehunt) about Cold War culture during the Reagan years.
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We talk about the array of protest movements in the 1980s that took up issues such as the nuclear arms race, U.S. intervention in Central America, and American investments in South Africa. And we discuss the “cultural resistance” of the time– film, television, music– that critiqued Washington’s Cold War policies and posed a challenge to the Cold War’s excesses of the Reagan era.
Andrew Hunt is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He’s author of “The Turning” (history of VVAW), a biography of David Dellinger and “We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes: Late Cold War Culture in the Age of Reagan.”