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Political Warfare against the Kremlin

US and British Propaganda Policy at the Beginning of the Cold War


Part of the Global Conflict and Security since 1945 book series (GCON)

About this book


Political Warfare against the Kremlin  provides a comparative study and holistic review of American and British propaganda policy toward the Soviet Union during the first fifteen years of the Cold War, ranging from the role senior policymakers played in setting propaganda policy to the West's radio broadcasts to the Soviet Union.


Britain Cold War communism liberty propaganda Radio Russia Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) warfare

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RAND CorporationUSA

About the authors

LOWELL H. SCHWARTZ is a Political Scientist for the RAND Corporation, Pennsylvania, USA

Bibliographic information


'Lowell Schwartz takes us back to those perilous early cold war days when the West possessed very little between its broadcast and the Bomb to influence and contain the Soviet Union and its satellites. This book is a real feat of reconstruction.'

- Peter Hennessy, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary, University of London