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Transnational Anti-Communism and the Cold War

Agents, Activities, and Networks

  • Luc van Dongen
  • Stéphanie Roulin
  • Giles Scott-Smith

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Luc van Dongen, Stéphanie Roulin, Giles Scott-Smith
      Pages 1-19
  3. The Wurlitzer Revisited

  4. Transnational Networks

  5. Intellectual Networks and Anti-Totalitarianism

  6. Christian Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233

About this book


How was anti-communism organised in the West? This book covers the agents, aims, and arguments of various transnational anti-communist activists during the Cold War. Existing narratives often place the United States – and especially the CIA – at the centre of anti-communist activity. The book instead opens up new fields of research transnationally.


Cold War communism crusades Europe human rights nation society Soviet bloc Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc van Dongen
    • 1
  • Stéphanie Roulin
    • 1
  • Giles Scott-Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.University of FribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Leiden Universitythe Netherlands

About the editors

Pierre Abramovici, investigative journalist and TV reporter, Monaco Niels Bjerre-Poulsen, University of Southern Denmark Bent Boel, Aalborg University, Denmark Olivier Dard, University of Paris: Sorbonne IV, France Matthieu Gillabert, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Johannes Großmann, University of Tübingen, Germany Adrian Hänni, University of Zurich, Switzerland Dino Knudsen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Bernard Ludwig, Universités Paris 1 and Paris 4, CNRS, France Jeffrey H. Michaels, King's College London, UK Martin Nekola, freelance editor, Czech Republic Markku Ruotsila, University of Helsinki, Finland Jean Solchany, Lyon Institute of Political Studies, France Tity de Vries, University of Groningen, the Netherlands Hugh Wilford, California State University, USA

Bibliographic information


“The volume brings together the work of a new generation of scholars of the Cold War, some of whose work is appearing in English translation for the first time. … This edited volume sets the agenda for future research on transnationalism and the Cold War, about which much remains to be discovered.” (Benjamin Tromly, European History Quarterly, Vol. 46 (4), 2016)