- Feb 2015
What myth? Mr. Duranty and the rest of the US propaganda machinery did a good job with creating "Uncle" Joe. They had a lot of practice. They spent the 1920s lionizing Mussolini.TBF, the book "Not So!: Popular Myths about America from Columbus to Clinton" claims that FDR's recognition of the USSR didn't cause an outcry in the US and that The Literary Digest reported that a majority of American newspapers supported Roosevelt's decision.