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Author Paget, Karen M. author.

Title Patriotic betrayal : the inside story of the CIA's secret campaign to enroll American students in the crusade against communism / Karen M. Paget.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    327.1273 PAG    Available
Description xi, 527 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Prologue -- Part 1: --Cooperation Or Combat: -- Fighting faith -- Apostolic Catholics -- Behind the scenes -- Enter the CIA -- Allard Lowenstein and the International Student Conference -- Part 2: Denial Operations: -- Counteroffensive -- Battle for members -- Opening the spigot -- Spirit of Bandung -- Shifting battlefields -- Part 3: Competitive Coexistence: -- Hungary and the struggle against nonalignment -- Debating democracy in Red Square -- Courting revolutionaries -- Gloria Steinem and the Vienna operation -- Social upheavals -- Part 4: Losing Control: -- Showdown in Madison -- Pro-west moderate militants -- Pyrrhic victory -- Persistent questioner -- Lifting the veil -- Part 5: Flap: -- Philip Sherburne takes on the CIA -- Game within the game -- Hide-and-seek -- Do you want blood on your hands? -- Firestorm -- Enemy at home -- Cast of characters -- Chronology -- Notes -- List of abbreviations and acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- Illustrations follow page 240.
Summary Karen M. Paget shows how the CIA turned the National Student Association into an intelligence asset during the Cold War, with students used--often wittingly and sometimes unwittingly--as undercover agents inside America and abroad. In 1967, Ramparts magazine exposed the story, prompting the Agency into engineering a successful cover-up. Now Paget, drawing on archival sources, declassified documents, and more than 150 interviews, shows that the Ramparts story revealed only a small part of the plot.
Subject United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History -- 20th century
United States National Student Association.
Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780300205084

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