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The Politics of Apolitical Culture : The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Political Economy of American Hegemony 1945-1955 - Giles Scott-Smith

The Politics of Apolitical Culture

The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Political Economy of American Hegemony 1945-1955

Hardcover Published: 22nd November 2001
ISBN: 9780415244459
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book analyses a key episode in the cultural Cold War - the formation of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. Whilst the Congress was established to defend cultural values and freedom of expression in the Cold War Struggle, its close association with the CIA later undermined its claims to intellectual independence or non-political autonomy.
By examining the formation of the Congress and its early years of existence in relation to broader issues of US-European relations, Giles Scott-Smith reveals a more complex interpretation of the story. The Politics of Apolitical Culture provides an in-depth picture of the various links between the political, economic and cultural realms which led to the Congress.

"well-written narrative."-The Journal of American History

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Intellectuals and Hegemonyp. 12
The Political Economy of Us Hegemony 1945-50p. 33
Securing the Pax Americanap. 58
The Formation of the Congress for Cultural Freedomp. 83
The Search for Consensus 1950-2p. 113
The End of Ideology and 'the Future of Freedom'p. 138
Conclusionp. 160
Appendixp. 167
Notesp. 169
Select Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 222
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ISBN: 9780415244459
ISBN-10: 0415244455
Series: Routledge/Psa Political Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 15.65  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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