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Virtual Cold War Speaker Series: How Popular Musicians Addressed the Cold War in the US and Canada

October 12, 2023 - 19:00 - 20:00

In this series of free talks, hear from experts on a variety of topics to bring you new perspectives on Cold War themes and events.

This talk will begin with an overview of the 2021 book Atomic Tunes, which shows how popular musicians from the 1940s to the 1990s expressed their views on a number of Cold War topics such as the nuclear arms race, communism vs. capitalism, the proxy wars, civil defense, bomb shelters, McCarthyism, and the Berlin Wall. Then, hear an analysis of the lyrics of several songs by the Canadian progressive/heavy metal band Rush.

The speakers for this session are Joanna Smolko and Tim Smolko


October 12, 2023
19:00 - 20:00


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