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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
Wow, this will change your views on things regarding culture and popular culture. In a lot of way the post WWII art, music and literary culture was a creation of the CIA. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Eric Otto
Too many references to events and people make it suitable more for students of history/political sciences.Published 16 days ago by Atefeh Oliai
There might be a few questions related to this book as in why was it present as it was and whom do authors like these represent within the modern police state but generally it is a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew Stergiou
Fascinating. The chapter on abstract expressionism should be required reading.Published 9 months 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 13 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 16 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 16 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 18 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 23 months ago by Priscilla Ciccariello