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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
Should be a must read for all students. Saunders has eloquently and meticulously unveiled the shadowy world behind the scenes.Published 3 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 3 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 5 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 9 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 14 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 20 months ago 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
This is a highly nuanced work- a decouverture and denouement of the scams and schemes of one particular compartment of cultural intelligence work orchestrated by one organisation-... Read morePublished on June 17, 2000 by Eric Ehrmann