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The Resource Neither peace nor freedom : the cultural Cold War in Latin America, Patrick Iber

Neither peace nor freedom : the cultural Cold War in Latin America, Patrick Iber

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Neither peace nor freedom : the cultural Cold War in Latin America
Title
Neither peace nor freedom
Title remainder
the cultural Cold War in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Iber
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the history of Latin America's cultural Cold War through an interwoven analysis of three organizations that targeted influential artists, scholars, and writers: the CIA-backed Congress for Cultural Freedom, the Soviet-aligned World Peace Council, and Cuba's Casa de las Américas. The author argues that in spite of their status as 'front' groups for the interests of the United States, the Soviet Union, and revolutionary Cuba, respectively, these organizations were both the creation of foreign interventions and of preexisting currents of the Latin American left that held a variety of conflicting views about how to bring about greater social justice. The book thus shows that even Cold War fronts could secure a measure of independence from their patrons, and that pro-democracy and egalitarian movements emerged from both the anti-Communist left and its pro-Communist counterparts. Yet each community eventually found that its sponsor's problems--those of Stalin, of the CIA, or of Fidel Castro--became its own. Rather than seeing the struggles of Latin America's left as the result of poor choices of strategy, the history of intellectuals' engagement with power shows that all available paths toward a more democratic and egalitarian Latin America required debilitating compromise, including with foreign empires. The relative lack of social democracy during Latin America's Cold War is therefore not a puzzle requiring explanation, but the predictable result of the intellectual and political problems faced by those who sought to achieve it"--
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1981-
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Iber, Patrick
Dewey number
303.3/72098
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414.2
LC item number
.I235 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Congress for Cultural Freedom
  • World Peace Council
  • Casa de las Américas
  • Latin America
  • Cold War
  • Cold War
  • Social justice
  • Communism
  • Democracy
Label
Neither peace nor freedom : the cultural Cold War in Latin America, Patrick Iber
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Publication
Copyright
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.
Contents
Introduction -- Exile and dissent in the making of the cultural Cold War -- Making peace with repression, making repression with peace -- The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the imperialism of liberty -- The anti-communist left and the Cuban Revolution -- Peace and national liberation in the Mexican 1960s -- Modernizing cultural freedom -- Disenchantment and the end of the cultural Cold War -- Conclusion
Control code
906121447
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780674286047
Lccn
2015008012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906121447
Label
Neither peace nor freedom : the cultural Cold War in Latin America, Patrick Iber
Publication
Copyright
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.
Contents
Introduction -- Exile and dissent in the making of the cultural Cold War -- Making peace with repression, making repression with peace -- The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the imperialism of liberty -- The anti-communist left and the Cuban Revolution -- Peace and national liberation in the Mexican 1960s -- Modernizing cultural freedom -- Disenchantment and the end of the cultural Cold War -- Conclusion
Control code
906121447
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780674286047
Lccn
2015008012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906121447

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