Covert Network Progressives the International Rescue Committee and the CIA

Author: Eric Thomas Chester
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315286475
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This book tells the story of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the largest nonsectarian refugee relief agency in the world. Founded in the 1930s by socialist militants, the IRC attracted the support of renowned progressives such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Norman Thomas, and Reinhold Niebuhr. But by the 1950s it had been absorbed into the American foreign policy establishment. Throughout the Cold War, the IRC was deeply involved in the volatile confrontations between the two superpowers and participated in an array of sensitive clandestine operations. The IRC thus evolved from a small organization of committed activists to a global operation functioning as one link in the CIA's covert network.

The Mighty Wurlitzer

Author: Hugh Wilford
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674045173
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Wilford provides the first comprehensive account of the clandestine relationship between the CIA and its front organizations. Using an unprecedented wealth of sources, he traces the rise and fall of America's Cold War front network from its origins in the 1940s to its Third World expansion during the 1950s and ultimate collapse in the 1960s.

The CIA the British Left and the Cold War

Author: Hugh Wilford
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714654355
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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


Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496975537
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The book is about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) from the foundation in 1947 to the ultimate events. U.S. President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 establishing the CIA. The National Security Act charged the CIA with coordinating the nation's intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating intelligence affecting national security.

Cold War Mandarin

Author: Seth Jacobs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573958
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For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called "Diem experiment" from his first appearance in Washington as a penniless expatriate in 1950 to his murder by South Vietnamese soldiers on the outskirts of Saigon in 1963.

The policy makers

Author: Anna Kasten Nelson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 9780742550421
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This book is about U.S. policy makers who have wielded enormous influence, largely behind the scenes, since the end of World War II. The advent of the Cold War brought new problems of national security for the United States. As a result, U.S. presidents no longer sat down with their secretaries of state to determine the nation's foreign policy. Instead, postwar chief executives reached out to individuals in the intelligence and military organizations and, increasingly, to advisers in the White House. The Policy Makers examines seven such advisers-from public servants in the state department to a CIA director and U.S. senators-as well as the policies each adviser influenced. By focusing on individuals whose policy making role was often unknown to the public, Anna Kasten Nelson and her contributors shed light on the myriad ways in which the postwar foreign policy of the United States has been shaped, sometimes in ways very damaging to the nation's security. Book jacket.

Economic Democracy

Author: J. W. Smith
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765604682
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The author contends that economic democracy is the economic system the U.S. purports to have, but has thus far failed to achieve because it, like all the economic powers that have gone before, seeks to control the economies of weaker nations. It is the shocking lack of economic democracy, and the efforts of so many to achieve it, that fuels today's conflicts and will fuel those of the 21st century. To show how and why, this comprehensive work provides a detailed analysis of the history of numerous aspects of the development of the Neo-Mercantilist world economy; the geopolitical systems put in place by the developed world to manage and perpetuate that economy; and the numerous proposals and modeling plans that have been offered over the years for the achievement of economic democracy.

Reagan s War

Author: Peter Schweizer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385722285
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A leading historian of the Cold War takes a close-up look at Ronald Reagan and his fierce commitment to battling communism, from his role as a secret informer for the FBI and criticism of 1960s détente to his political and economic war against Moscow as president and his ultimate triumph over communism. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Taking care of business

Author: Paul Buhle
Publisher: Monthly Review Pr
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The book explains why policies and practices at the highest levels of labour came to be counter-productive to workers' interests - a pattern the authors speculate may have been disrupted by the 1995 election of John Sweeney's "New Slate" in the AFL-CIO.