Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989
Forthcoming: Available in December
"A fascinating and dramatic account of an important and often quirky instutition, and of the Polish regime's decades-long campaign to neutralize its impact."—Robert L. Hutchings, University of Texas at Austin
"The work excels in its use of forensic research in Polish secret service archives. It illuminates the world-view of the Polish regime and its secret services."—A. Ross Johnson, former director, Radio Free Europe
Copublished with the Woodrow Wilson Center Press
For the Soviet bloc the struggle against foreign radio was a principal front in the Cold War. Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989, tells how Poland conducted this fight, a key part of the wider effort to control the flow of information and ideas.
This is the first book in English to use the unique documents of Communist foreign intelligence operations so widely, and it also employes propaganda materials and personal interviews with RFE people and with party and security functionaries. The English translation reflects further discoveries of documentation since the original publication in Polish in 2007.
History — European
History — Political
Series link: Cold War International History Project
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