It was also the period during which the so-called "doctor's plot
" was in the news: a group of Jewish doctors were arrested and accused of plotting the murder of Soviet officials.
The Cold War and its biased coverage in the press form the subject of this chapter, extending also to the Korean War, the Doctor's Plot
and the cosmopolitan campaign, which is identified as the only press-driven campaign.
Amy Knight's treatment of the postwar issues are also informative and interesting: the campaign against "rootless cosmopolitanism," the Mingrelian Affair, the doctor's plot
, the death of Stalin, and the fall and execution of Beria.