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Many intellectuals were still drawn to Stalin's Russia. Saunders superbly traces the crisis of conscience that McCarthyism and its associated book-burning caused, and the subsequent rise of more moderate ideals. This exhaustive account, despite neglecting some important side issues, is an essential book. --Roz Kaveney, Amazon.co.uk
Fascinating. The chapter on abstract expressionism should be required reading.Published 1 month ago by Graydon Parrish
Very detailed and thoroughly researched into the post WWII history of the CIA and its efforts to rebut the Soviet propaganda using the CIA's own form of propaganda disguised as... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James D. Vogt
Should be a must read for all students. Saunders has eloquently and meticulously unveiled the shadowy world behind the scenes.Published 9 months ago by paul
The book was very well researched, I learned a lot about the actors in the cultural Cole War; however, where the author blames people like Koestler, Orwell, Josselson, Lasky etc. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Peter R.
The book was a boring read and I am a avid reader of history.I do not recommend this book maybe it was mePublished 10 months ago by L. oliver
One of the first books on this subject published in the 1970s, printed first in England under a different title, documenting Congressional initiated and funded C.I.A. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Priscilla Ciccariello
In this book, F.S. Saunders reveals in hard-hitting prose the financing by the US government of a secret cultural propaganda programme under the cover of `philantropic'... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Luc REYNAERT
Frances Stonor Saunders' tour of the CIA-funded intellectual cold war might not be as revelatory as claimed. Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by R. L. Huff
After the Russian Revolution of 1917, there were long-standing disagreements until the early 1940s; the Cold War was a bitter, usually non-military conflict for fifty years after... Read morePublished on June 13, 2008 by Betty Burks