Pictorial map. Offset lithograph. 13 1/2" x 21".
A powerful map of the world from the first issue of Ken Magazine in 1938. Offers political commentary on totalitarian limitations on free speech. Countries are colored based on "dictatorial control of the agencies of public communication," "varying degrees of control, censorship and intimidation," and "relative freedom from official supervision." Figures depicted at the bottom include Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, Miklos Horthy, Stalin, and Ataturk. Ken Magazine was an anti-fascist magazine that began publication in 1938 but ended in 1939 due to a boycott by the Catholic Church and wariness of advertisers. It was investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee for being left leaning (which was an indicator of communist activity). Ernest Hemingway wrote for the first 14 issues of Ken. Included in Cornell University's PJ Mode collection, ID number: 1268.01