America’s Greatest Weapon: Religion and Early Cold War America

During the early Cold War, religion took a pivotal role in shaping the domestic and foreign policy of the United States. Religion was used as a tool by the U.S. government, particularly through the Hollywood film industry, to press the American political and bureaucratic anti-communist agenda. By stimulating an energetic religious revival, the U.S. government was able to rally the nation to support their anti-communist conquest.