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The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date April 1, 2000
Pages 509
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781565845961
ISBN-10 156584596X
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
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Narrates the extraordinary story in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were instruments of America's secret service, many as unwitting participants in the CIA's cultural operation, while others as willing collaborators. (view table of contents)
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During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy’s most cherished possession—but 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 CIA—whether they knew it or not.


Called “the most comprehensive account yet of the [CIA’s] activities between 1947 and 1967” by the New York Times, the book presents shocking evidence of the CIA’s undercover program of cultural interventions in Western Europe and at home, drawing together declassified documents and exclusive interviews to expose the CIA’s 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 work—now with a new preface by the author—is “a real contribution to popular understanding of the postwar period” (The Wall Street Journal), and its story of covert cultural efforts to win hearts and minds continues to be relevant today.




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from New Pr (April 1, 2000)
9781565845961 | details & prices | 509 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Narrates the story in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were instruments of America's secret service, many as unwitting participants in the CIA's cultural operation, while others as willing collaborators.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780062734792 Book cover for 9781565846647 Book cover for 9781595589149
 
Reprint edition from New Pr (November 5, 2013)
9781595589149 | details & prices | 427 pages | 6.56 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $21.95
About: During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy’s most cherished possession—but such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda.
from New Pr (April 1, 2001)
9781565846647 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $27.95
About: In addition to being short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award upon publication in 2000, Frances Stonor Saunders's The Cultural Cold War was met with the kind of attention reserved for books that directly hit a cultural nerve.
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9780062734792 | details & prices | 146 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $12.00
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