Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network: Cold War Internationale

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Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Based in The Hague in the Netherlands, Interdoc sought to link up with allies across Western Europe, North America and beyond to become the central point through which anti-communism – ranging from propaganda to covert action - could be organised. Drawing on exclusive sources, never-before-released material, and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's ...

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Overview

Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Based in The Hague in the Netherlands, Interdoc sought to link up with allies across Western Europe, North America and beyond to become the central point through which anti-communism – ranging from propaganda to covert action - could be organised. Drawing on exclusive sources, never-before-released material, and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's remarkable campaign, the people and ideas that lay behind it, and its rise and fall during the Cold War.

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"Scott Smith explores in close detail the main protagonists and the tremendous wealth of initiatives undertaken by Interdoc." - Jost Dülffer, Archiv Für Sozialgeschichte (translated from original German review)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230221260
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/7/2012
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

GILES SCOTT-SMITH is a Senior Researcher with the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Since 2009 he has held the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WW II at Leiden University.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Communist Challenge
Anti-Communism and PsyWar in the 1950s
Building the Network
A Dutch-German Cabal
The European Web
East-West Engagement and Interdoc Youth
The Fallout from Ostpolitik
Bringing the Americans Back In
Interdoc Reconfigures – The 1970s and Detente
Conclusion: Assessing the Legacy
Bibliography
Appendix I: Interdoc Conferences
Appendix II: Interdoc Publications
Appendix III: Interdoc Contacts in Eastern Europe
Index

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