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The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-60

1st Edition

Edited by Hans Krabbendam, Giles Scott-Smith


352 pages

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The idea of the Cold War as a propaganda contest as opposed to a military conflict is being increasingly accepted. This has led to a re-evaluation of the relationship between economic policies, political agendas and cultural activities in Western Europe post 1945.

This book provides an important cross-section of case studies that highlight the connections between overt/covert activities and cultural/political agendas during the early Cold War. It therefore provides a valuable bridge between diplomatic and intelligence research and represents an important contribution towards our understanding of the significance and consequences of this linkage for the shaping of post-war democratic societies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Intellectuals Between Autonomy and Control 1. Revealing the Parameters of Opinion: An interview with Frances Stonor Saunders 2. Calling the Tune? The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War, 1945-1960 Part 2: Public-Private Partnership 3. Beyond Freedom, Beyond Control: Approaches to culture and the state-private network in the Cold War 4. The Politics of Productivity and the Politics of Anti-Communism: American and European labour in the Cold War 5. Organizing Atlanticism: The Bilderberg Group and the Atlantic Institute, 1952-1963 Part 3: Target Groups: Youth and Women 6. Putting Culture into the Cold War: The Cultural Relations Department (CRD) and British covert information warfare 7. From Stockholm to Leiden: The CIA's role in the formation of the International Student Conference 8. Youth Organizations as a Battlefield in the Cold War 9. The Memorial Day Statement : Women's organizations in the "Peace Offensive" Part 4: Target Areas: The Cold War Culture of the French and Italian Communist Parties 10. The Propaganda of the Marshall Plan in Italy in a Cold War Context 11. Out of Tune: The Congress for Cultural Freedom in Denmark, 1953-1960 12. The Absent Dutch: Dutch intellectuals and the Congress for Cultural Freedom Part 5: High Culture as Political Message 13. How Good Are We? Culture and the Cold War 14. The Control of Visual Representation: American art policy in occupied Germany, 1945-1949

About the Series

Studies in Intelligence

The growing interest in intelligence activities and the opening of hitherto closed archives since the end of the Cold War has stimulated this series of scholarly monographs, wartime memoirs and edited collections. With contributions from leading academics and prominent members of the intelligence community, this series has quickly become the leading forum for the academic study of intelligence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General