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Interest of• House Un-American Activities Committee
• Richard Löwenthal
• Dave Springhall

Bugbear of the "independently wealthy".

Official narrative

Painful decades exposed communism as an unrealistic political system. Eventually, "The West" won the Cold War, resolving the political debate between left (Soviet style communism) and right (free market capitalism). The people spoke, proving that those on the right (Western style 'democracy') had been right all along. This powerful and authentic vindication for the free world confined communism to the dustbin of history, promising peace and prosperity for all, once we have won the 'war on terror'.


A lot of "anti-communist" groups were set up in the 1970s and 1980s, by proxies of the CIA. This was a particular interest of Brian Crozier's and of many Le Cercle members. Strategies included public relations, assassination. The first foreign action by the CIA was a political sabotage of the Italian communist party's election. This remained a long term concern and motivated the activation of Operation Gladio stay-behind cells in Italy to carry out false flag terror attacks such as the 1980 Bologna massacre.


Related Quotations

Document:Psychological Warfare for the West: Interdoc and Youth Politics in the 1960s“Psychological warfare has two sides: The build-up of moral strength within one's own side and the undermining of the morale of the opposing side.”Cees van den Heuvel1959
Stella Rimington“Well all I can say is that Communist and Trotskyist organisations, by their philosophy, their published aims, would have fallen within the definition of subversion.”Stella Rimington


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Psychological Warfare for the West: Interdoc and Youth Politics in the 1960sbook excerpt2011Giles Scott-SmithA book chapter covering Interdoc's activities in the international student/youth field during the 1960s.
Document:Sins of Statecraft - The War on Terror Exposedpaper29 July 2006Brian Bogart


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