The Press: A Red Victory?

Since the start of the cold war, the U.S. has had only two direct ways of spreading its ideas in Russia: through the Voice of America and a handsome, LIFE-sized, slick-paper magazine called Amerika. The Russians can often jam out the Voice, but they have never been able to down Amerika, published by the State Department. Nobody knows how effective the magazine really is, but from the amount of space devoted to attacking it in the Russian press, State concludes that it is being read and discussed. Another measure of Amerika's strength is that the Russians, who are bound to admit...

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