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By Hans Krabbendam, Giles Scott-Smith

The belief of the chilly battle as a propaganda contest in place of an army clash is being more and more accredited. This has resulted in a re-examination of the connection among monetary regulations, political agendas and cultural actions in Western Europe submit 1945. This e-book presents an incredible cross-section of case stories that spotlight the connections among overt/covert actions and cultural/political agendas throughout the early chilly battle. It hence offers a beneficial bridge among diplomatic and intelligence examine and represents a tremendous contribution in the direction of our figuring out of the importance and results of this linkage for the shaping of post-war democratic societies.

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They have their guy, David Parker in London, who is being controlled by Keith Botsford. The question is: if this organization already exists and is doing its good work, why are they trying to penetrate it, why are they tumbling in with personnel trying to buy in to PEN with quite significant donations to the American Centre in order to get the first meeting in 42 years of International PEN in the United States, which it does in New York in 1965–66 when Conor Cruise O’Brien makes that fantastic counter-appearance at New York University and makes the speech about the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the US government?

Do we have that same kind of involvement by the American state in trying to manipulate or control foreign opinion? FSS: I think what would have happened post-September 11th is that a lot of veterans of this cultural warfare programme sat back and said, ‘We told them. We told them the level of anti-Americanism abroad has reached unprecedented heights to the degree where people come out and celebrate the attack on the World Trade Center, or even if they’re not that extravagant in their approval of the deaths, they can murmur about America asking for it.

I got fobbed off by everybody on that, everybody, that it was a badly-written truculent piece of anti-Americanism of the worst kind, because Dwight was drunk on olive oil and his romantics of the moment. Nonsense, it was all about the repetition, a reprise of the Kincaid Report on US prisoners in the Korean War, which they were desperate to bury, deeply embarrassed by. Kristol, I’m sure in his own mind but he was conveniently in line with Washington on this, was determined that those reports on collapse of POW morale in Korea were not going to be aired, and the correspondence is there to prove that.

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