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What so-called war spawned the dueling slogans Better Dead than Red and Better Red than Dead?

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October 08, 2008 8:05PM

Better Dead than Red was the slogan of American anti-communists in the 1950's. The British pacifist Betrand Russell favoured the opposite slogan "Better Red than Dead" The "so-called war" would have been the Cold War.