Nostalgia for the Days of the Cold War

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At the end of the Cold War, it would have been inconceivable for an American television series to make heroes of Soviet spies. But last night, the FX channel debuted The Americans, which does exactly that. What does it reveal about the perception of history in modern culture? Jon Wiener is a professor of history at the University of California at Irvine, and the author of How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America.




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