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The FBI Is Perhaps the Most Dedicated and Influential Forgotten Critic of African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part illuminates the interpretive assumptions of Bureau ghostreading against the backdrop of the best-documented entanglement of American criticism with American espionage: namely, the firsthand ... More


Archives of Authority

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details the correspondence between the author and the Central Intelligence Agency regarding the release of information in line with the Freedom of Information Act. At the same time the ... More


“The Best Type of Chinese”: Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals and Symbolic Refugee Relief, 1952–1960

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at the enactment of political agendas under the guise of humanitarian outreach through the operations of the CIA-funded Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (ARCI). This ... More


Conclusion

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book and points to the long–term effects of the events it covers, in the areas of military tactics, intelligence practice, and even the discipline of ... More


Their Country, Our Culture: The Persistence of the Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter six argues that many of the themes and concerns that preoccupied thinkers during the Cold War persist after 1989, a persistence that it visible both in the ways the conflict is explicitly ... More


See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Christopher J. Fuller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218541
eISBN:
9780300227673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is an illuminating study tracing the evolution of drone technology and counterterrorism policy from the Reagan to the Obama administrations. The book uncovers the history of the most ... More


Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Andrew Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This spatial and cultural history chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions that defined US foreign policy in the era of global decolonization created domestic space around ... More


A Frontier Country in the Cold War

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the August 1956 and subsequent agreements between the RLG and the Pathet Lao to establish a neutral, coalition government in Laos. These agreements triggered a concerted U.S. ... More


Dichotomy

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the “dichotomy” in the U.S. mission in Laos in late 1959, when Ambassador Smith backed Prime Minister Phoui Sananikone and CIA Chief of Station Henry Hecksher supported the ... More


Tpajax

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As 1953 progressed, Mosaddeq's problems grew worse, in a chain of interconnected events. In June, the Majlis became a hub of tension as pro- and anti-Mosaddeq deputies fought for control. The fall of ... More


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