Monday, September 29, 2014

The Hoja at War



This image of Nasreddin Hoja at war comes from a 1952 publication called Kore Kahramanlar─▒ (Heroes of Korea) celebrating Turkish-American friendship and the NATO alliance. By way of advice the Hoja offers the United Nations a piece of cold war wisdom so seemingly absurd that in other situations might be put in his mouth as a form of satire. Here, though, he seems completely earnest in advising: If you want peace, prepare for war.

For more Nasredding Hoja coverage, check out A Very Hojja Christmas. For more Cold War maps, here's some anti-communist propaganda, more anti-communist propaganda, and plans for defending against a Soviet invasion.