The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?

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Routledge, Oct 23, 2013 - History - 344 pages

Shortly after it was founded in 1947, the CIA launched a secret effort to win the Cold War allegiance of the British left. Hugh Wilford traces the story of this campaign from its origins in Washington DC to its impact on Labour Party politicians, trade unionists, and Bloomsbury intellectuals

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Postwar Possibilities
17
The Third Force Revisited The British Left and IRD
48
CIA and NCL
82
A Case Study The New Leader and the Cultural Cold War
122
Labor Diplomacy
158
Unwitting Assets? British Intellectuals and the Congress for Cultural Freedom
193
The CIA the European Movement and Bilderberg
225
The Uses of Encounter
262
Conclusion
297
References
302
Index
317
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