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Cold War - Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

After World War II, mutual distrust between the United States and the Soviet Union led to international tension and the chilling threat of nuclear warfare in an era called the "Cold War." Cartoonists-like other Americans-did not find solace in either Joseph Stalin's or Nikita Khrushchev's terms for peace in the 1950s and 1960s.