Synopses & Reviews
During the Truman and Eisenhower administrations, Washington policymakers aspired to destabilize the Soviet and East European Communist Party regimes by implementing programs of psychological warfare and gradual cultural infiltration. In focusing on American propaganda and cultural infiltration of the Soviet empire in these years, Parting the Curtain emerges as a groundbreaking study of certain aspects of US Cold War diplomacy never before examined.
'A fascinating and comprehensive study of early Cold War propaganda by one of America's most distinguished historians.' - Journal of Intelligence and National Security
'...a chilling study which merits attention and will appeal to historians and non-specialists alike.' - Slavic and East European Journal
About the Author
Walter L. Hixson
is Professor of History at the University of Akron.
Table of Contents
A Propaganda Strategy for the Cold War
Reviving the Voice
A Breakthrough in East-West Exchange
To the Kitchen Debate
The Soviets and Sokolniki