Subversion

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Subversion is a concept; meaning "to overthrow".

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
COINTELPROSeries of covert and illegal projects aimed at subversion of 1960s left wing movements
Clockwork OrangeUK deep state campaign carried out to discredit the government of Harold Wilson
Operation Demagnetize"The institutional hardening of Gladio", an expansion of Gladio in the late 1940s, early 1950s.
Patriot ActA legislative coup d'état

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Brian Crozier“The ultimate sophistication of subversion is to take over the government, not by unlawful but by lawful means.”Brian Crozier
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
Helmut Schmidt“Participants at Le Cercle meetings report that a major issue has been how to bring about the demise of West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's government. This issue dominated the last biannual meeting of Le Cercle that was hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the official think tank of opposition leader Franz Josef Strauss's Christian Social Union, in Munich last May. Le Cercle's participants have been able to carry out an inside-outside job to destroy the Schmidt coalition government since then. While Strauss's CSU carried out a heavy-handed wrecking job that included an implicit alliance with the Strasserite fascist Green Party, sources report that Helmut Sonnenfeldt and Henry Kissinger took the inside track since the ouster of Secretary of State Alexander Haig, threatening, cajoling, and misleading Schmidt into his disastrous pragmatic political course.”Helmut Schmidt
Scott Thompson
1982
Boris Tadić“In Serbia, for example, we used the Club de Madrid to get the former Spanish MOD, Narcis Serra, to act as mentor to the then MOD Boris Tadic. I brought Tadic to London via the Atlantic Treaty Association (of which IfS is now the UK Rep) to expand his horizons and link him to MPs. He eventually became President.”Chris Donnelly
Boris Tadić
15 October 2018


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