This article provides a very different view of the Cold War than what is traditionally taught about that time in history. It is usually only seen as a time of a tense political environment in which nuclear warfare was tossed about like a hot potato that no one really wanted to touch, but it was there if necessary. Annabell Shark, however, looks at it from the point of view of the art world, not to say that the art world is completely separate from the political realm, for this is far from true, but it gives much different viewpoints on America's role in the Cold War.
This was a very interesting reading, despite being a bit difficult to read and absorb. I think that at times, the language was a little too explosive and aggressive, and definitely showed a bias towards the government during this time. I, personally, am on the side of the artists who in my opinion were taken advantage of, and many well-known and influential abstract expressionists lost their motivation and even their lives due to the pressure put on them to stop the spread of communism by the government. This brings up the question of what role artists have to play in the world of global politics (Sidenote: if you want to read a cool, short article about this idea check out this website: http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/You-May-Say-I-m-An-Artist-503741188
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