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Atomic Anxiety in America
If our collective cultural fear of atomic warfare has subsided since the Cold War, we may be able to thank Hollywood for finally giving us a ten-year break. Over 1,000 bomb films were released between 1945 and 1999. Indeed, the bomb sparked an entire genre. Today we're assessing the cultural fallout on today's Thinking Aloud with Kristin Matthews (English Department), who teaches courses in American literature and specializes in 20th century literature and culture, particularly Cold War fiction and film. —Original airdate: 7/9/2009

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