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Author Gijswijt, Thomas, author.

Title Informal alliance : the Bilderberg Group and transatlantic relations during the Cold War, 1952-1968 / Thomas Gijswijt
Edition 1st
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in modern history
Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1 . Joseph Retinger -- Informal Diplomat 2. Anti-Americanism and the Road to Bilderberg 3. The First Bilderberg Conference 4. Organization, Membership, and the Informal Alliance 5. Integrating Europe 6. Decolonization and the Global Cold War 7. NATO, Nuclear Strategy, and the Cold War 8. The Return of Nationalism: From de Gaulle to Kennedy 9. Alliance in Crisis Conclusion List of abbreviations Appendix -- List of Bilderberg Conferences, 1954-1968 Unpublished Sources and Interviews Bibliography Index
Summary Informal Alliance is the first archive-based history of the secretive Bilderberg Group, the high-level transatlantic elite network founded at the height of the Cold War. Making extensive use of the recently opened Bilderberg Group archives as well as a wide range of private and official collections, it shows the significance of informal diplomacy in a fast-changing world of Cold War, decolonization, and globalization. By analyzing the global mindset of the postwar transatlantic elite and by focusing on private, transnational modes of communication and coordination, this study provides important new insights into the history of transatlantic relations, anti-Americanism, Western anti-communism, and European integration during the 1950s and 1960s. Informal Alliance also debunks the persistent myth that the Bilderberg Group was created by the CIA and repudiates widespread conspiracy theories alleging that Bilderberg was some sort of secret world government
Subject Retinger, J. H. (Joseph Hieronim), 1888-1960.
Retinger, J. H. (Joseph Hieronim), 1888-1960.
Bilderberg Group.
Bilderberg Group.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Cold War.
Charles de Gaulle.
Diplomatic relations.
European Economic Community.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Germany.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Harold Wilson.
Joseph Retinger.
Suez Crisis.
Treaty of Rome.
United Nations.
Willi Brandt.
Europe, Western -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Western
United States.
Western Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351181017