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Propaganda in the Cold War

Deery, Phillip (2004) Propaganda in the Cold War. Social Alternatives, 23 (3). pp. 15-21. ISSN 0155-0306

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Abstract

This article focuses on three activities of an anti-communist propaganda unit hidden within the British Foreign Office. Titled the Information Research Department, its initial strategy was to target influential elites and opinion makers, both local and international, whose words would encourage listeners and readers to look to London, not Moscow, for moral and ideological leadership. The article examines the IRD's attempts to construct a new Cold War lexicography, to manipulate the use of a Soviet defector for propaganda leverage, and to use sporting teams infiltrated by young Tories as propaganda tools in the East.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID7918, propaganda, anti-communist, anti-communist movements, communication in politics, cold war
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 06:51
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2011 06:51
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2554
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