Dr. Strangelove: An Analysis Of Dr Strangelove

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During the 30th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), writer Eric Lefcowitz theorized that the movie had a substantial effect on culture in the United States. Lefcowitz stated, “Three decades after the film debuted, Dr. Strangelove has entered the pop vernacular, a metaphor for the deadly consequences of science—and government—gone awry.”1 It is true that Dr. Strangelove made an impact upon our culture and society; however, those words do not explain the feelings felt throughout society in the United States after the release of the movie. Stanley Kubrick’s picture created a massive debate over policies during the Cold War that had put the world on the brink of an inevitable
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