X-Post: Book Review: Wood on Rider, 'Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy.' Sport and Society Series.

Toby C. Rider. Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy. Sport and Society Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 288 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04023-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08169-9.

Reviewed by Molly M. Wood (Wittenberg University)
Published on H-FedHist (December, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Re: "How Red is Your Little Red Schoolhouse?"

Here are some suggestions
First, check out all Anti-Defamation League archives that you can find. Zoll was associated with t Coughlin's pro Nazi and rabidly anti- Semitic Christian Front in the 1930s. Later in the 1960s he was associated with his fellow millionaire WillIs Carto's Liberty Lobby which sought to fund and keep alive Nazi fascist ideology on the the far right and later fund Holocaust denial "research." The ADL was most involved in monitoring individuals like
Zoll and the groups he associated with and helped to fund

Re: QUERY: "How Red is Your Little Red Schoolhouse?" (Cross-posted from H-US1918-45)

Dear Brian: I'm not sure where you can find the Zoll book, but E. Merrill Root published a pamphlet in 1953 with an equally incendiary title: "Just How Red is the little red schoolhouse?" I reproduced its cover page (showing a simian-like Soviet soldier injecting red venom into a one-room school) in my book "Small Wonder." Root's papers are archived at the University of Oregon, so that might be the easiest place to find the image. Please let me know if I can help in any other way! Fondly, JZ

Jonathan Zimmerman
University of Pennsylvania

Re: QUERY: "How Red is Your Little Red Schoolhouse?" (Cross-posted from H-US1918-45)

Dear Brian,
The booklet is indeed located in Fayetteville. It is in the Hargis papers, (Billy James Hargis Papers, University of Arkansas Mullins Library Special Collections, MC 1412); box 45, folder 54 "Communists and other subversives in education." It might not have shown up to the archivists because this looks like a previous edition, not published by Zoll in 1950 but by one "MA Pennington," 1949. I have scratch page images I will be happy to share with you before you make the trip.
Adam Laats
alaats AT binghamton DOT edu


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