With WWII at an end, the world soon faced a new challenge widely known as the Cold War. In 24 episodes, this series chronicles this war of ideologies, from its inception in the late '40s until the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. some 40 years later. With Europe and Japan absorbed in rebuilding their cities and economies, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the world's superpowers and standard bearers for incompatible political philosophies. Capitalism or Communism: The line was drawn in the sand. Named for the quintessential mantra of the '60s, this episode looks at life on the homefront in America during the Vietnam era. Hippies, flower children, sex, drugs, and rock & roll defined a generation disenchanted with materialism and Cold War politics. The program shows how antiwar protests and civil rights demonstrations told the world that all was not well in America.
~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide