The Twain Doctrine: Citizen Holbrook & The Geopolitics of Colloquial Humor

Hal Holbrook was, briefly, an agent of the US government in the Cultural Cold War with the Soviet Union.

The Twain Doctrine

The midcentury resurgence of interest in Mark Twain’s life and work was fueled by the propaganda operations of both the U.S. and U.S.S.R.