RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 598304978 LA English T1 Cold war broadcasting : impact on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe : a collection of studies and documents A1 Johnson, A. Ross., Parta, R. Eugene,, PB Central European University Press PP Budapest; New York YR 2010 SN 9789639776807 9639776807 9786155225079 6155225079 AB "It was not a matter of propaganda ... black and white ideological broadcasts ... What made [Radio Free Europe] important were its impartiality, independence, and objectivity."--Vaclav Havel. "Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty were critically important weapons in the free world's competition with Soviet totalitarianism--and without them the Soviet bloc might even have not disintegrated ... The account in this book of their activities is therefore not only informative, but critical to understanding recent history."--Zbigniew Brzezinski. "The studies and translated Soviet bloc documents published in this book demonstrate the enormous impact of Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, and Voice of America during the Cold War. By promoting democratic values and undermining the monopoly of information on which Communist regimes relied, the Radios contributed greatly to the end of the Cold War."--George P. Shultz. "I know of no other mass media organization that has done more than RFE/RL to help create the Europe in which we live today--a Europe not divided into two opposing camps."--Elena Bonner. Examines the role of Western broadcasting to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during the Cold War, with a focus on Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. It includes chapters by radio veterans and by scholars who have conducted research on the subject in once-secret Soviet bloc archives and in Western records. It also contains a selection of translated documents from formerly secret Soviet and East European archives, most of them published here for the first time. --Book Jacket.