Radio Free Europe’s “Crusade for Freedom”: Rallying by Richard H. Cummings

By Richard H. Cummings

From 1950 to 1960, hundreds of thousands of usa citizens participated in Radio unfastened Europe’s “Crusade for Freedom.” They signed “Freedom Scrolls” and “Freedom Grams,” attended Crusader conferences, marched in parades, introduced leaflet-carrying balloons, and donated fact cash in help of the yank attempt to broadcast information and different programming to the peoples of communist-governed eu international locations. The campaign for Freedom proved to be a strong software of the state-private network’s anti-communist time table. This booklet takes an in-depth examine the campaign for Freedom, revealing how its unequalled pageantry of patriotism ended in the construction of a dynamic flow regarding not just the govt but additionally deepest undefined, mass media, academia, non secular leaders, and ordinary Americans.

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