Cold War liberal

Cold War liberal

Cold-War liberal was a term used most commonly in the United States during the Second Cold War, which began at the end of World War II. The term was used describe liberal politicians and labor union leaders who supported democracy and equality: They supported the growth of labor unions, the civil rights movement, and the War on Poverty. Opposing totalitarianism and Communist Party rule, Cold-War liberals therefore supported efforts to contain Soviet communism.

Notable Cold-War liberals include Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, David Dubinsky, Carl Albert, and Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson.

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