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The mighty Wurlitzer : how the CIA played America /

by Wilford, Hugh.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008Description: xiv, 342 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780674026810; 0674026810; 9780674032569; 067403256X.Subject(s): United States. Central Intelligence Agency | Intelligence service -- United States | Cold War | Political culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Public-private sector cooperation -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
Contents:
Innocents' clubs : the origins of the CIA front -- Secret army : émigrés -- AFL-CIA : labor -- A deep sickness in New York : intellectuals -- The cultural cold war : writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers -- The CIA on campus : students -- The truth shall make you free : women -- Saving the world : Catholics -- Into Africa : African Americans -- Things fall apart : journalists.
Summary: In 1967 the magazine 'Ramparts' revealed that the CIA had been secretly funding and managing a wide range of citizen front groups intended to counter communist influence. Covering the intelligence officers who masterminded these fronts as well as the involved citizen groups, this book provides an analysis of society in the United States during the Cold War.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Innocents' clubs : the origins of the CIA front -- Secret army : émigrés -- AFL-CIA : labor -- A deep sickness in New York : intellectuals -- The cultural cold war : writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers -- The CIA on campus : students -- The truth shall make you free : women -- Saving the world : Catholics -- Into Africa : African Americans -- Things fall apart : journalists.

In 1967 the magazine 'Ramparts' revealed that the CIA had been secretly funding and managing a wide range of citizen front groups intended to counter communist influence. Covering the intelligence officers who masterminded these fronts as well as the involved citizen groups, this book provides an analysis of society in the United States during the Cold War.

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