During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracyas most cherished possessionabut such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda. In The Cultural Cold War, Frances Stonor Saunders reveals the extraordinary efforts of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were working for or subsidized by the CIAawhether they knew it or not. Called qthe most comprehensive account yet of the [CIAas] activities between 1947 and 1967q by the New York Times, the book presents shocking evidence of the CIAas undercover program of cultural interventions in Western Europe and at home, drawing together declassified documents and exclusive interviews to expose the CIAas astonishing campaign to deploy the likes of Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Lowell, George Orwell, and Jackson Pollock as weapons in the Cold War. Translated into ten languages, this classic workanow with a new preface by the authorais qa real contribution to popular understanding of the postwar periodq (The Wall Street Journal), and its story of covert cultural efforts to win hearts and minds continues to be relevant today.Called aquot;the most comprehensive account yet of the [CIAas] activities between 1947 and 1967aquot; by the New York Times, the book presents shocking evidence of the CIAas undercover program of cultural interventions in Western Europe and at ...
|Title||:||The Cultural Cold War|
|Author||:||Frances Stonor Saunders|
|Publisher||:||New Press, The - 2013-11-05|