The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters

  title={The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters},
  author={Frances Stonor Saunders},
If The Cultural Cold War had been published in the 1960s or 1970s, it most likely would have caused a sensation and been a best seller. It would have provoked anguished editorials in major Western newspapers and a barrage of “we-told-you-so” items in the communist-controlled media. Published at the turn of the century, however, the book is something of a curiosity. It contains a long cry of moral outrage over the fact that the CIA committed “vast resources to a secret program of cultural… 

Soothing the Savage Beast: Music in the Cultural Cold War, 1945-1991

From the beginning of the Cold War, music was recognized by governments as a powerful tool to persuade people that their particular way of life was superior, a “soft power” to be wielded in the

For the Nation and the World: Malcolm Cowley, the Making of American Literature and the Cultural Cold War

  • H. Bak
  • Art
    International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity
  • 2019
In this essay I examine the extent to which Malcolm Cowley’s mid-century efforts on behalf of ‘the making of American literature’ – as critic, editor, publisher’s advisor and literary gatekeeper –

What Filters Through the Curtain

This essay argues that the Cultural Cold War is one of the indispensable backgrounds against which the story of modernisms in India must be reconsidered. Using a wealth of unpublished or forgotten

The Cultural Turn in Cold War Studies

A little over a decade ago, there were relatively few studies of Cold War culture;' fewer still that sought to explain the Cold War as a cultural phenomenon.2 Today, all this has changed, prompted by

Special Issue: Culture, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War

Over the last quarter-century “culture” has become a signiŽ cant topic of scholarly inquiry. The abundance of recent scholarship within the category of “cultural studies” attests to the increasing

The Greatest Movie Never Made: The Life of the Buddha as Cold War Politics

ABSTRACT This article explores the backstory of a 1953 screenplay on the life of the Buddha conceived by the CIA as a psychological warfare strategy to draw Asian Buddhists away from the Communist

The Cultural Cold War in Korea, 1945-1950

By definition, the cold war was understood on both sides of the conflict to be a global struggle that stopped short of direct military engagement between the superpowers (the U.S. and the USSR). In

The Cultural Cold War and the Circulation of World Literature: Insights from Franklin Book Programs in Tehran

Historians of the Cold War are often quick to dismiss the role of books and translation programs of the era as propaganda. To contest this, we combine insights from cultural Cold War studies,

Of vagabonds and fellow travelers: African diaspora literary culture and the cultural Cold War

Throughout the writing of my book Cultural Entanglements: Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature, certain questions lurked irritatingly in the margins. The American writer

From Moscow with love: Soviet cultural politics across India in the Cold War

ABSTRACT One of the less researched aspects of postcolonial India’s “progressive” culture is its Soviet connection. Starting in the 1950s and consolidating in the 1960s, the Union of Soviet Socialist



No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture

The intellectual and the popular: Irving Howe and John Waters, Susan Sontag and Ethel Rosenberg, Dwight MacDonald and Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka and Mick Jagger, Andrea Dworkin and Grace Jones, Andy

Crisis On The Left: Cold War Politics And American Liberals, 1947-1954. By Mary Sperling McAuliffe. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1978. xii, 204 pp. $12.50.

latter are dissatisfied or disaffected; and the likely impact of various external events on the nature of Soviet rule. Since no one knows the correct assessment of all these elements, the best that

Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945–1961

(1997). Parting the Curtain: Propaganda, Culture, and the Cold War, 1945–1961. History: Reviews of New Books: Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 5-5.

The Fifty Years War: The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics

That's it, a book to wait for in this month. Even you have wanted for long time for releasing this book fifty years war united states and soviet union in world politics; you may not be able to get in

Fulbright: A Biography