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[David] Horsey, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO RONALD REAGAN. Seattle: Seattle Post Intelligencer, 1982.

1982 David Horsey map of The World According to Ronald Reagan

An entertaining 1982 persuasive map by David Horsey offering a liberal caricature of Ronald Reagan’s Cold Warrior world view. The map uses a pictorial style to depict the United States and Soviet Union wildly out of scale with the rest of the world. Reagan in full gunfighter regalia stands astride a hypertrophied California, while Leonid […]

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Anti-Khruschev propaganda leaflet

An amazing propaganda leaflet from Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev’s visit to the United States in 1960. It was during this trip that  he famously banged a shoe on his desk in the United Nations General Assembly. The recto of this wonderful little leaflet features virulent anti-Khruschev, anti-Communist language, apparently sincere but of dubious literary merit. […]

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Persuasive map of a divided Berlin, likely produced soon after the 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall.

Striking “persuasive map” of a free Berlin surrounded by the Berlin Wall

A powerful “persuasive map” of a divided Berlin, likely produced soon after the 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall. Following the end of the Second World War the lines between Soviet-occupied eastern Germany and the western occupied zones could be easily crossed in most places. As the Communist regime tightened control, emigration from East to […]

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[Mao on race riots in US] Mao Zedong, [Chinese title translates to:] Statement by comrade Mao Zedong, chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, in support of the Afro-American struggle against violent repression. April 16, 1968.] Peking, 1968.

Mao Zedong puts his own spin on race riots in America

An unusual Chinese-language propaganda broadside and map issued in April 1968, in which Mao Zedong spins the race riots that erupted after the assassination of Martin Luther King as “a component part of the contemporary world revolution.”  This broadside features a statement by Mao Zedong printed in red Chinese characters at the top, arguing “that […]

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Anti-Communism: Alexander Cloyd Gill's map of America's Other 60 Families

Mapping the epicenter of American Communism… at Union Square!

A fascinating persuasive map by a noted right-winger, designed to expose the hidden influence of Communism in American politics and culture and its epicenter at New York City’s Union Square. The title of the poster is a reference to Ferdinand Lundberg’s 1937 book America’s Sixty Families, which portrayed the United States as an oligarchy ruled […]

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Main Administration of Geodesy and Cartography, ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ КАРТА МИРА / РАССТАНОВКА СИЛ НА МЕЖДУНАРОДНОЙ АРЕНЕ [“Political Map of the World [:] The Alignment of Forces in the Global Arena.”] Leningrad: Political Division of Naval Bases and Naval Academies, Jan. 1, 1970.

Warsaw Pact propaganda map emphasizing the imperialist threat

A fantastic propaganda map, issued at the height of the Cold War and using geopolitical statistics and other simple persuasive techniques to overstate the threat posed to the Warsaw Pact countries by “imperialist” forces. The map was produced by overprinting geopolitical statistics on a standard-issue Russian-language world map. A table at top center lists 14 […]

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R[obert] M[acfarlane] Chapin, Jr., [Untitled map of the Soviet Union.] [New York:] Time, Inc., Nov. 17, 1941 [but a bit later.]

R. M. Chapin map of the Soviet Union

A monumental map emphasizing the vast size and immense natural wealth of the Soviet Union as well as the threat of Axis invasion from the East and West. In a nice touch, the Communist state is shown in red, with members of the Axis and areas under their control in dark gray. The map is […]

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THE ABOVE IS A MAP OF THE PROPOSED NEGRO COMMUNIST STATE TO BE CARVED OUT OF THE SOUTH. Los Angeles: Christian Nationalist Crusade, [1950s?]

White nationalist map of a Proposed Negro Communist State

A rare white nationalist persuasive map warning of a proposed ” negro communist state ” to be carved out of the mid-Atlantic and southern United States. The Christian Nationalist Crusade was founded in 1942 in St. Louis, with the mission of preserving “America as a Christian nation being conscious of a highly organized campaign to […]

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Various authors, [Archive of many hundreds of documents related to the activities of the California affiliate of the Peace and Freedom Party.] Various locations, mostly California, 1968-2003 (but most 1974-1995).

A substantial, longitudinal archive of the Peace and Freedom Party in California

A substantial, longitudinal archive of material from the California affiliate of the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP), concentrating on its activities from 1974-1995 but with material dated as early as 1968 and as late as 2003. This archive consists of thousands of pages of California PFP flyers, typescript drafts and finished letters and policy documents, […]

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