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Simpson, Christopher

Overview
Works: 12 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 3,295 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D804.G4, 940.5373
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Most widely held works by Christopher Simpson
Blowback : America's recruitment of Nazis and its effects on the Cold War by Christopher Simpson( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The splendid blond beast : money, law, and genocide in the twentieth century by Christopher Simpson( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science of coercion : communication research and psychological warfare, 1945-1960 by Christopher Simpson( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this provocative study, Christopher Simpson demonstrates how the government-funded psychological warfare programs of the Cold War years underwrote the academic studies that formed the basis for much of modern communication research. U.S. psychological warfare programs in the Philippines, Middle East and Southeast Asia became essential in the creation and survival of what is widely considered to be mainstream mass communication studies. They aided in forming the widely held preconceptions that persist today in communication studies, public opinion research, and in the types of counterinsurgency operations that are today known as "public diplomacy" and "low intensity conflict." Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960 provides the first thorough examination of the role of the CIA, Pentagon, and other U.S. security agencies in the evolution of modern communication studies. Christopher Simpson contends that it is unlikely that communication research could have emerged in its present form without regular transfusions of money from U.S. military, intelligence, and propaganda agencies during the Cold War. These agencies saw mass communication as an instrument for persuading or dominating targeted groups in the United States and abroad; as a tool for improving military operations; and perhaps most fundamentally, as a means to extend U.S. influence more widely than ever before at a relatively modest cost. Communication research, in turn, became for a time the preferred method for testing and developing such techniques. Science of Coercion outlines the history of U.S. psychological warfare between 1945 and 1960, discussing the underlying theories, activities, and administrative structure of this type of communication enterprise. In the process, Simpson documents the role played by prominent mass communication researchers including Wilbur Schramm, Ithiel de Sola Pool, Samuel Stouffer, and Paul Lazarsfield to demonstrate the links between the so-called "founding fathers" of communication studies in the United States and psychological warfare programs. Drawing on long-classified documents and extensive archival research, Simpson has produced a fascinating study in the history of science and the sociology of knowledge. Science of Coercion offers valuable insights into the dynamics of ideology and the social psychology of mass communication. It will provide informative reading for scholars and students of communication, the history of science, and social psychology, as well as the general reader
War crimes of the Deutsche Bank and the Dresdner Bank : Office of Military Government (U.S.) reports ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National security directives of the Reagan and Bush administrations : the declassified history of U.S. political and military policy, 1981-1991 by Christopher Simpson( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blowback : America's recruitment of Nazis, and its destructive impact on our domestic and foreign policy by Christopher Simpson( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of how US intelligence organizations employed Nazi war criminals in clandestine warfare and propaganda against the USSR, anticolonial revolutionaries, and progressive movements worldwide that were claimed to be Soviet pawns; includes a new, previously suppressed introduction by the author on the CIA's declassification of Nazi-related records Even before the final shots of World War II were fired, another war began--a cold war that pitted the United States against its former ally, the Soviet Union. As the Soviets consolidated power in Eastern Europe, the CIA scrambled to gain the upper hand against new enemies worldwide. To this end, senior officials at the CIA, National Security Council, and other elements of the emerging US national security state turned to thousands of former Nazis, Waffen Secret Service, and Nazi collaborators for propaganda, psychological warfare, and military operations. Many new recruits were clearly responsible for the deaths of countless innocents as part of Adolph Hitler's Final Solution, yet were whitewashed and claimed to be valuable intelligence assets. Unrepentant mass murderers were secretly accepted into the American fold, their crimes forgotten and forgiven with the willing complicity of the US government. Blowback is the first thorough, scholarly study of the US government's extensive recruitment of Nazis and fascist collaborators right after the war. Although others have approached the topic since, Simpson's book remains the essential starting point. The author demonstrates how this secret policy of collaboration only served to intensify the Cold War and has had lasting detrimental effects on the American government and society that endure to this day
The war crimes of the Deutsche Bank and the Dresden Bank : the OMGUS report ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reisen ni tsukareta mōjatachi ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science of coercion : communication research and psychological warfare, 1945-60 by Christopher Simpson( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ratlines the Nazi escape route in 1945 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The various escape routes taken by Nazi criminals are examined. The "ratlines" or escape routes went through Europe, documented in particular from Italy to Austria. Many of the safe houses were churches reflecting the involvement of the Vatican. Other war criminals were given new lives because of their usefulness to Western nations
The science of persuasion : communications research and psychological warfare in the Cold War by Christopher Simpson( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
National security directives of the Reagan policy during the Reagan and Bush administrations : the declassified history of U.S.political and military policy : 1981-1991 by Christopher Simpson( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
シンプソン, クリストファー
Languages
English (56)
Japanese (1)
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