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"Between the Pit of Man's Fears and the Summit of His Knowledge": Cold War America and The Twilight Zone Open Access

Scholars have written about the classic anthology television series The Twilight Zone as a Cold War allegory, and as a natural outgrowth of Rod Serling's left-leaning politics. But there has yet to be a comprehensive study that quantifies the types of themes recurring in the series, and place those themes within the context of the day. This paper examines the political, social and economic trends in America during the height of the Cold War, and examines The Twilight Zone, episode by episode, within the context of these specific trends. Also includes discussion and analysis of several key Twilight Zone episodes.

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