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The making of the Cold War enemy [electronic resource] : culture and politics in the military-intellectual complex / Ron Robin.

By: Robin, Ron Theodore.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 277 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781400830305 (electronic bk.); 1400830303 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States | Research institutes -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Intellectuals -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | United States -- Foreign relations -- Asia | Asia -- Foreign relations -- United States | Guerre froide -- Aspect social -- �Etats-Unis | Centres de recherche -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Intellectuels -- �Etats-Unis -- Activit�e politique -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | �Etats-Unis -- Relations ext�erieures -- 1945-1989 | �Etats-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle -- 20e si�ecle | �Etats-Unis -- Relations ext�erieures -- Asie | Asie -- Relations ext�erieures -- �Etats-Unis | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making of the Cold War enemy.DDC classification: 973.92019 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : rumors of an enemy -- pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. Crisis. -- Vietnam : from "hearts and minds" to "rational choice" -- Paradigm lost : the Project Camelot affair -- Epilogue : Report from Iron Mountain and beyond.
Summary: At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government enlisted the aid of a select group of psychologists, sociologists, and political scientists to blueprint enemy behavior. Not only did these academics bring sophisticated concepts to what became a project of demonizing communist societies, but they influenced decision-making in the map rooms, prison camps, and battlefields of the Korean War and in Vietnam. With verve and insight, Ron Robin tells the intriguing story of the rise of behavioral scientists in government and how their potentially dangerous, "American" assumptions about human behavio.
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Originally published: 2001.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : rumors of an enemy -- pt. 1. 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 -- pt. 2. 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 -- pt. 3. Crisis. -- Vietnam : from "hearts and minds" to "rational choice" -- Paradigm lost : the Project Camelot affair -- Epilogue : Report from Iron Mountain and beyond.

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government enlisted the aid of a select group of psychologists, sociologists, and political scientists to blueprint enemy behavior. Not only did these academics bring sophisticated concepts to what became a project of demonizing communist societies, but they influenced decision-making in the map rooms, prison camps, and battlefields of the Korean War and in Vietnam. With verve and insight, Ron Robin tells the intriguing story of the rise of behavioral scientists in government and how their potentially dangerous, "American" assumptions about human behavio.

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