Andreas Huyssen: Cold War culture conflicts, 7 October 2004
Show More The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural Supremacy during the Cold War by David Caute.
Oxford, 788 pp., £30, September 2003, 0 19 924908 3Show More
“... of the 1950s, many of them disillusioned former Communists such as Koestler, Manès Sperber and Ignazio Silone, and the anti-anti-Communists of the 1960s, and prejudices ossified. The story has had a long afterlife. In 1974, in Art Forum, Eva Cockroft described American Abstract Expressionism as a ‘weapon in the Cold War’ and nine years ...”