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Author Rodden, John, author

Title Of G-men and eggheads : the FBI, the New York intellectuals, and the Cold War / John Rodden
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
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Contents Prologue: The Tradition of the New -- Intellectuals and Intelligence Services : The Partisan Review Writers under the Watchful Eye of the FBI -- An Unlikely Suspect : Lionel Trilling, Stalinist Fellow Traveler? -- From FBI Nose-Tweaker to CIA "Stooge" to LBJ's Nemesis : Dwight Macdonald, a "Critical (Un?)American" -- Wanted by the FBI? : Irving Horenstein, #7384A aka "Revolutionary Conspirator" Irving Howe -- Epilogue: The Orwellian Future?
Summary "During the Cold War, dissent against U.S. international policy was looked upon as inherently suspicious. No one was more suspicious than outspoken left-leaning intellectuals, especially those who lived in Manhattan. For national security reasons, the federal government expended considerable resources surveilling men and women who might harbor communist sympathies and exert influence over others. In this book, John Rodden reveals how the FBI and CIA kept track of three highly regarded New York intellectuals--Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, and Irving Howe"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Howe, Irving.
Macdonald, Dwight.
Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States.
Espionage -- New York (State) -- History -- 20th century.
Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Dissenters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017000733
ISBN 0252098900 (electronic bk.)
9780252098901 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (acid-free paper)