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The Resource Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the Cold War, George R. Urban

Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the Cold War, George R. Urban

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Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the Cold War
Title
Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy
Title remainder
my war within the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
George R. Urban
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A leading expert on East and Central European and Soviet affairs, George R. Urban offers an insider's perspective on the history of Radio Free Europe by drawing on his service during the 1960s and his term as overall director in the 1980s. In vivid detail, Urban describes how the Radios promoted the cause of liberal democracy and the free market economy for more than four decades and stood up against the Soviet system, with its clandestine offshoots and fifth columns in all the countries of the West. Urban contends that a second opponent was less visible but more powerful: influential members of the American and West European Left who believed that the Soviet superpower should not be thwarted. The author explores the often controversial strategies and tactics employed by the staff and administrators of the Radios, sheds light on their role in the tragic 1956 Hungarian Revolution, examines the ideas and convictions of key figures, and reveals how communism was intellectually unmasked in a psychological contest that also made possible reconciliation between nations and individuals
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urban, G. R.
Index
index present
LC call number
HE8697.8
LC item number
.U73 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radio Free Europe
  • Radio in propaganda
  • International broadcasting
  • Cold War
Label
Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the Cold War, George R. Urban
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36900977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780300069211
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97020926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the Cold War, George R. Urban
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36900977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780300069211
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97020926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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