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CHAPTER 13 NUCLEAR ISSUES: THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF 1956 In contrast to their strategy in the 1952 presidential election, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson vigorously debated America's nuclear fu- ture in 1956. To be sure, as the Oppenheimer case, Dixon-Yates, and the Lucky Dragon incident had dramatized, atomic energy was no stranger to the political arena. Yet never before had presidential candidates stressed nuclear issues in a political campaign. In large part, the President himself was responsible for the debate. Throughout his first term

US Presidential Elections of the 1890s
The Fate of Liberalism in America
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xxi Illustrations 1. “This Is National Kitsch!” 1933 79 2. Nazi presidential campaign poster, 1932 88 3. Nazi presidential campaign poster, 1932 89 4. Albert Speer with designs for the Reich Party Rally in Nuremberg, 1934 94 5. Heinrich Hoffmann photographing Hitler at veterans’ parade, 1937 102 6. Map showing global distribution of Mein Kampf 111 7. Catalog for the Great Anti-Bolshevik Exhibit in Nuremberg, 1937 127 8. SS pamphlet promoting Aryan racial superiority, 1943 170 9. Anti-Semitic advertisement, 1938 234 10. Hitler Youth waving from a

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Presidential Campaign 145 The Illustrated Lecture, Imperialism, and the Elections of 1898 and 1900 154 5. Coda 170 Electoral Politics and the Media 171 From Early Cinema to Media Archaeology? 180 Appendix: Referenced Documents 191 Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Newspapers 215 Notes 217 Bibliography 249 Index 259

ix 1. Peder Sather, 1865 9 2. Peder Sather, 1885 10 3. Peder Sather’s birthplace, Nordstun Nedre Sæter 13 4. Passenger list, Port of New York, October 20, 1832 21 5. Peder Sather and Sarah Th ompson’s marriage certifi cate 31 6. Sarah Sather, née Th ompson 32 7. Francis Martin Drexel 37 8. George Childs and Anthony Joseph Drexel 56 9. Anthony Lewis Tasheira 77 10. A check from Drexel, Sather & Church 87 11. Banking House of Drexel, Sather & Church, 1854 91 12. Tammany Hall, during the presidential campaign of 1856, and Peder

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visiting day, Canada prison, Escuintla, Guatemala / 113 17. Ex-marero inmates preparing for la visita / 114 18. Byron Lima presidential campaign poster / 135 19. Marero in the isolation block of Canada prison, Escuintla, Guatemala / 136 20. Mouse (RIP) in the isolation block of Canada prison, Escuintla, Guatemala / 138 21. Denizens of the isolation block, Canada prison, Escuintla, Guatemala / 146 22. Newspaper article on the murder of an elderly fruit vendor / 148 23. Six alleged members of an extortionist ring directed by incarcerated mareros / 156 24. One

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for Decision 326 13. Nuclear Issues: The Presidential Campaign of 1956 351 14. In Search of a Nuclear Test Ban 375 15. Politics of the Peaceful Atom 403 16. EURATOM and the International Agency, 1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 430 17. Toward a Nuclear Test Moratorium 449 18. A New Approach to Nuclear Power 489 19. Science for War and Peace 515 20. The Test Ban: A Fading Hope 537 21. The Great Debate 562 CONTENTS Appendix 1: Personnel 569 Appendix 2: AEC Ten-Year Summary of Financial Data 576 Appendix 3: AEC Ten-Year Summary of Employment 578 Appendix 4: Announced U

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completion of the book. Both during the presidential campaign in 2016 and after the election, in 2017, sto- ries swirled—about Trump and his rival Hillary Clinton, for- eign interference in electoral politics, corruption, treason, elec- tion fraud, tax fraud, corporate greed, secret surveillance, child sexual abuse, adult sexual abuse, government regulations and jobs, terrorists and other criminals crossing our borders, and about who and what America is and ought to be and what Amer- icans need. No narrative was too far-fetched or improbable. We preface viii