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Chasing spies : how the FBI failed in counterintelligence but promoted the politics of McCarthyism in the Cold War years

Author: Athan G Theoharis
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on research of FBI files, this text uncovers the FBI's role in espionage cases of the Cold War years. It shows how secrecy immunized FBI operations from critical scrutiny and enabled FBI  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Athan G Theoharis
ISBN: 1566634202 9781566634205
OCLC Number: 231960781
Description: vii, 307 Seiten ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Acknowledgments vii Part 2 Preface: The Hazards of Research into Soviet and American Secrets 3 Part 3 The Soviet Espionage Threat 15 Part 4 The Failure of U.S. Counterintelligence 34 Part 5 The Comintern Apparatus Investigation 62 Part 6 Politicizing Justice: The Hiss and Remington Indictments 110 Part 7 The Politics of Counterintelligence 139 Part 8 The Politics of Morality 170 Part 9 The Perils of Partisanship 198 Part 10 The Lessons of History 235 Part 11 Notes 251 Part 12 Index 295
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No historian knows the records as well as Athan Theoharis...a much-needed corrective to the contemporary overinflation of the significance of Soviet espionage. -- Ellen Schrecker, Professor of Read more...

 
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