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UCSB Researcher Explores Use Of Comic Books By U.S. Government As Propaganda Tools

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:21am

We think of comic books as something you read as kids.

But, a UC Santa Barbara researcher says the government used comics as propaganda tools among Americans during World War Two, and then to try to spread democracy to people around the world during the Cold War.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has more on this little known aspect of how the the U.S. government used a segment of the entertainment industry to spread its messages.

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