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No Tail Can Wag This Dog

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No Tail Can Wag This Dog


This poor dog is unlucky. It has a grenade in its belly. After WWII the world erupted in a Cold War, where Soviet Russia and the United States faced off in an arms race. The United States was concerned with Soviet Russia’s attempts to spread Communism globally. If the pin of a grenade is pulled, it triggers the fatal blast. In this depiction the poor dog’s tail is the pin of the grenade. He better not wag that tail.


Dorman H. Smith


James Monroe Museum