As Cold War politics began to heat up along the peripheries of US and Soviet control, aesthetic preoccupations slowly started to give way to explicit engagement with the prevailing orders of power.
Michael Busch is senior editor at Warscapes magazine. He's a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and teaches political science at the City College of New York.
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