The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-60
Edited by Hans Krabbendam, Giles Scott-Smith
Routledge – 2004 – 256 pages
Series: Studies in Intelligence
The idea of the Cold War as a propaganda contest as opposed to a military conflict is being increasingly accepted. This has led to a re-evaluation of the relationship between economic policies, political agendas and cultural activities in Western Europe post 1945.
This book provides an important cross-section of case studies that highlight the connections between overt/covert activities and cultural/political agendas during the early Cold War. It therefore provides a valuable bridge between diplomatic and intelligence research and represents an important contribution towards our understanding of the significance and consequences of this linkage for the shaping of post-war democratic societies.
Part 1: Intellectuals Between Autonomy and Control 1. Revealing the Parameters of Opinion: An interview with Frances Stonor Saunders 2. Calling the Tune? The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War, 1945-1960 Part 2: Public-Private Partnership 3. Beyond Freedom, Beyond Control: Approaches to culture and the state-private network in the Cold War 4. The Politics of Productivity and the Politics of Anti-Communism: American and European labour in the Cold War 5. Organizing Atlanticism: The Bilderberg Group and the Atlantic Institute, 1952-1963 Part 3: Target Groups: Youth and Women 6. Putting Culture into the Cold War: The Cultural Relations Department (CRD) and British covert information warfare 7. From Stockholm to Leiden: The CIA's role in the formation of the International Student Conference 8. Youth Organizations as a Battlefield in the Cold War 9. The Memorial Day Statement : Women's organizations in the "Peace Offensive" Part 4: Target Areas: The Cold War Culture of the French and Italian Communist Parties 10. The Propaganda of the Marshall Plan in Italy in a Cold War Context 11. Out of Tune: The Congress for Cultural Freedom in Denmark, 1953-1960 12. The Absent Dutch: Dutch intellectuals and the Congress for Cultural Freedom Part 5: High Culture as Political Message 13. How Good Are We? Culture and the Cold War 14. The Control of Visual Representation: American art policy in occupied Germany, 1945-1949