better dead than red


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better dead than red

A Cold War-era slogan opposing the Communist Party (denoted by the color red). I can't believe you're supporting the Communists now! Better dead than red, I always say!
See also: better, dead, red

better dead than red

the prospect of nuclear war is preferable to that of a Communist society.
This expression was a cold-war slogan; it was reversed by the nuclear disarmament campaigners of the late 1950s as better red than dead .
See also: better, dead, red
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