The Mitrokin Archive@@@Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War

  title={The Mitrokin Archive@@@Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War},
  author={J. W. Shaw and Christopher M. Andrew and Vasili Mitrokin and Frances Stonor Saunders},
  journal={Labour History},
During the Cold War, writers and artists were faced with a huge challenge. In the Soviet world, they were expected to turn out works that glorified militancy, struggle and relentless optimism. In the West, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy's most cherished possession. But such freedom could carry a cost. This book documents the extraordinary energy of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were instruments - whether… 
Calling the tune? The CIA, the British left and the cold war
In addition to a series of revelations about Soviet espionage in the West, the last ten years have seen a steady drip of new information about American covert operations in Western Europe during the
Hearts and Minds: The Unconventional Cold War
  • K. Osgood
  • Political Science
    Journal of Cold War Studies
  • 2002
Throughout the Cold War the task of winning hearts and minds around the world was of great importance to Soviet and American leaders. Both sides fought a cultural Cold War via radio waves, television
The Soft Power of Anglia: British Cold War Cultural Diplomacy in the USSR
This article contributes to the growing literature on the cultural Cold War through an exploration of the British national projection magazine Anglia, produced by the Foreign Office for distribution
Eugene Onegin the Cold War Monument: How Edmund Wilson Quarreled with Vladimir Nabokov
The tale of how Edmund Wilson quarreled with Vladimir Nabokov over the latter’s 1964 translation of Eugene Onegin can be instructively read as a politically charged event, specifically a “high
Culture and the Cold War in Europe
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Aaron Copland and the Politics of Cultural Diplomacy
  • E. Ansari
  • Art
    Journal of the Society for American Music
  • 2011
Abstract Scholars have largely ignored Aaron Copland's lengthy career as a cultural diplomat, although the documentation surrounding it sheds new light on his political views. Through a consideration