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Read online La guerra fredda culturale: La Cia e il mondo delle lettere e delle arti.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La guerra fredda culturale: La Cia e il mondo delle lettere e delle arti All indomani di due decenni di fascismo e di una guerra mondiale gran parte degli intellettuali europei aveva abbracciato posizioni anticapitaliste Per contrastare il richiamo del comunismo e la crescita del peso elettorale dei partiti di sinistra la CIA non risparmi n uomini n mezzi finanziari dando il via a un imponente campagna occulta che fece di alcuni fra i pi illustri esponenti della libert intellettuale dell Occidente meri strumenti del governo americano Grazie a documenti recentemente desecretati e interviste esclusive l autrice fornisce la prova di una vera e propria battaglia per la conquista delle menti ingaggiata dalla CIA al fine di orientare la vita culturale dell Occidente attraverso iniziative ambiziosissime congressi conferenze internazionali festival musicali Ne furono un esempio le numerose mostre dedicate all espressionismo astratto americano per un decennio i vari Pollock Gorky Motherwell diventarono le vedettes delle gallerie europee E generosi furono i finanziamenti che tramite le sue istituzioni la CIA elarg al settore dell alta cultura in cui si collocavano le riviste che ospitavano il dibattito politico e culturale fra esse Tempo Presente diretta da Ignazio Silone e Nicola Chiaromonte Un contributo alla comprensione dei rapporti fra USA ed Europa nell immediato dopoguerra Questa edizione arricchita da un appendice di documenti relativi ai legami specifici tra l agenzia governativa statunitense e gli intellettuali italiani by Frances Stonor Saunders

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La guerra fredda culturale: La Cia e il mondo delle lettere e delle arti
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Category:History, Non fiction, Politics, Art, American history, War, American
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La guerra fredda culturale, The Woman Who Shot Mussolini, :, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, The Devil's Broker: Seeking Gold, God, and Glory in Fourteenth- Century Italy
b The astonishing untold story of a woman who tried to stop the rise of Fascism and change the course of history b br br At a m on Wednesday April a woman stepped out of the crowd on Rome s Campidoglio Square Less than a foot in front of her stood Benito Mussolini As he raised his arm to give the Fascist salute the woman raised hers and shot him at point blank range Mussolini escaped virtually unscathed cheered on by practically the whole world Violet Gibson who expected to be thanked for her action was arrested labeled a crazy Irish spinster and a half mad mystic and promptly forgotten br br Now in an elegant work of reconstruction Frances Stonor Saunders retrieves this remarkable figure from the lost historical record She examines Gibson s aristocratic childhood in the Dublin elite with its debutante balls and presentations at court her engagement with the critical ideas of the era pacifism mysticism and socialism her completely overlooked role in the unfolding drama of Fascism and the cult of Mussolini and her response to a new and dangerous age when anything seemed possible but everything was at stake br br In a grand tragic narrative full of suspense and mystery conspiracy and backroom diplomacy Stonor Saunders vividly resurrects the life and times of a woman who sought to forestall catastrophe whatever the cost, No description available, During the Cold War freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy s most cherished possession but such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda In i The Cultural Cold War i Frances Stonor Saunders reveals the extraordinary efforts of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were working for or subsidized by the CIA whether they knew it or not br br br Called the most comprehensive account yet of the CIA s activities between and by the i New York Times i the book presents shocking evidence of the CIA s undercover program of cultural interventions in Western Europe and at home drawing together declassified documents and exclusive interviews to expose the CIA s astonishing campaign to deploy the likes of Hannah Arendt Isaiah Berlin Leonard Bernstein Robert Lowell George Orwell and Jackson Pollock as weapons in the Cold War Translated into ten languages this classic work now with a new preface by the author is a real contribution to popular understanding of the postwar period i The Wall Street Journal i and its story of covert cultural efforts to win hearts and minds continues to be relevant today br br br, blockquote A vibrant history of Italy in the cataclysmic fourteenth century as seen through the life of a brilliant military strategist and bandit lord br br blockquote At the dawn of the Renaissance hordes of mercenaries swooped down on the opulent city states of Italy and commenced to drain them dry The greatest of all the bandits was Sir John Hawkwood an English expatriate and military genius who formed his own army cleverly pitted ancient rivals against one another held the Pope for ransom and set blood running in the streets br br In this gripping biography of the charismatic Hawkwood Frances Stonor Saunders illuminates the fourteenth century as a time of plague political schism and religious mania offset by a gargantuan appetite for spectacle and luxury Dazzling and addictively readable em The Devil s Broker em is a riveting account of the fortunes gained and lost in a tumultuous time