How Did the Nuclear Freeze Movement Get Shoved Down the Memory Hole?
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One of the more eyebrow-raising examples of media power to control the contents of public thought space is the near disappearance of any recollections of the huge leftist Nuclear Freeze movement of the early Reagan years. “Nuclear Freeze” doesn’t even have its own Wikipedia topic.

Here’s the New York Times’ usage of the phrase “nuclear freeze:”


The phrase “nuclear freeze” hasn’t appeared in the New York Times in the current decade.

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