Double Lives: Stalin, Willi Munzenberg and the Seduction of the Intellectuals

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Enigma Books, Jan 1, 2004 - Political Science - 421 pages
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Double Lives explores the subterranean role of Stalin's propaganda agents. Ernest Hemingway, Lillian Hellman, André Malraux, Maxim Gorky, and Andre Gide are among a host of great writers who were the targets of Soviet propaganda toward intellectuals. The book describes the key role played by Willi Münzenberg in recruiting and manipulating them.

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Double Lives : Stalin, Willi Munzenberg and the Seduction of the Intellectuals

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When the first edition of this book appeared in 1994, scholars were just beginning to delve into the murky world of Soviet espionage as revealed in the newly opened Soviet archives. In the ... Read full review

Double lives: spies and writers in the secret Soviet war of ideas against the West

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Koch probes the purposefully hidden war of ideas between East and West, fascism and democracy to expose the links between propaganda and espionage. His accessible account focuses on the nefarious ... Read full review


Lying for the Truth
The Early Campaigns
Antifascism and Fire

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Stephen Koch is chairman of the Writing Division of the School of Arts at Columbia University, New York. He lives in Manhattan.

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