Who Paid the Piper?

Who Paid the Piper? The CIA and the Cultural Cold War

Paperback (04 Apr 2000)

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During the Cold War, writers and artists were faced with a huge challenge. In the Soviet world, they were expected to turn out works that glorified militancy, struggle and relentless optimism. In the West, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy's most cherished possession. But such freedom could carry a cost. This book documents the extraordinary energy of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West became instruments - whether they knew it or not, whether they liked it or not - of America's secret service.

Book information

ISBN: 9781862073272
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.330973
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 35398
Number of pages: 509
Weight: 398g
Height: 197mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 35mm