Making of the Cold War Enemy Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex

ISBN-10: 0691114552
ISBN-13: 9780691114552
Edition: 2001
Authors: Ron Robin
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/26/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

At the height of the Cold War, the US employed a group of psychologists, sociologists and political scientists to blueprint enemy behaviour. This work tells the story of the rise of behavioural scientists within the US government and the effect of their 'American' assumptions about human behaviour.

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Rumors of an Enemy
Defining the Paradigm
Inventing the Behavioral Sciences
The Culture of Think Tanks
Psychopolitics and Primary Groups: Theories of Culture and Society in Cold War Academia
Normal Science
The Obstinate Audience: The Art of Information Management in the Cold War
The War of Ideas: Ideology and Science in Psychological Warfare
Deus ex Clinica: Psychopolitics and Elite Studies of Communism
Collective Behavior in Totalitarian Societies: The Analysis of Enemy POWs in Korea
Prison Camps and Culture Wars: The Korean Brainwashing Controversy
Crisis
Vietnam: From "Hearts and Minds" to "Rational Choice"
Paradigm Lost: The Project Camelot Affair
Epilogue: Report from Iron Mountain and Beyond
Notes
Index

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