IDEOLOGIES: Aux Barricades!

Moscow's "cold war" against the Marshall Plan was hottest on the cartoon front. Favorite subjects were an apelike George Marshall and the "bootlicking" Western press. Goebbels & Co. had scarcely fared worse at the clever hands of Soviet cartoonists.

This campaign of vilification was of course not "warmongering," in Moscow's eyes. Only "capitalist imperialist gangsters" could be warmongers, and they, it seemed, stretched their claws everywhere. Russia's Andrei Zhdanov had called for ideological as well as political resistance to the U.S. Last week the French Communist paper L'Humanité took it from there. Introducing a special anti-American cultural section to run...

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