America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe PDF/EPUB


America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe ➹ [Download] ➵ America and the Intellectual Cold Wars in Europe By Volker R. Berghahn ➼ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In 1958 Shepard Stone then directing the Ford Foundation's International Affairs program suggested that his staff measure America's cultural impact in Europe He wanted to determine whether efforts to In Shepard Stone then the Intellectual Epub á directing the Ford Foundation's International Affairs program suggested that his staff measure America's cultural impact in Europe He wanted to determine whether efforts to improve opinions of American culture were yielding good returns Taking Stone's career as a point of departure and freuent return Volker Berghahn examines the triangular relationship between the producers of ideas and America and MOBI :Ê ideologies corporate America and Washington policymakers at a peculiar juncture of US history He also looks across the Atlantic at the Western European intellectuals politicians and businessmen with whom these Americans were in freuent contact While shattered materially and psychologically by World War II educated Europeans did not shed their opinions about the inferiority vulgarity and commercialism of American culture American elites and the Intellectual ePUB ☆ particularly the East Coast establishment deeply resented this condescension They believed that the United States had two culture wars to win one against the Soviet Bloc as part of the larger struggle against communism and the other against deeply rooted negative views of America as a civilization To triumph they spent large sums of money on overt and covert activities from tours and the Intellectual Cold Wars Epub / of American orchestras to the often secret funding of European publications and and the Intellectual Cold Wars Epub / intellectual congresses by the CIA At the center of these activities were the Ford Foundation the Congress for Cultural Freedom and Washington's agents of cultural diplomacy This was a world of Ivy League academics and East Coast intellectuals of American philanthropic organizations and their backers in big business of US government agencies and their counterparts across the Atlantic This book uses Shepard Stone as a window to this world in which the European American relationship was hammered out in cultural terms an arena where many of the twentieth century's major intellectual trends and conflicts unfolded.

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