1999-12-15Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/7740
Kalter Kulturkrieg in Norwegen? Zum Wirken des "Kongreß für kulturelle Freiheit" in Skandinavien
Tracing the international network of the "Congress for Cultural Freedom" (CCF): Did the norwegian socialdemocrat Haakon Lie establish anticommunist propaganda in Norway after 1950? Several CCF-reports and letters comment on Lies work in Norway, and even his famous book "Kaderpartiet" (1954) seems to have been published with the help of the CCF – and the money of the CIA. While Lie left the CCF in the middle of the 1950s, Willy Brandt, who had introduced Haakon Lie to the CCF-staff in Berlin, recognized several difficulties concerning the CCF's work in Scandinavia. As late as in 1960, the CCF asked Lars Roar Langslet and his conservative student magazine "Minervas kvartalsskrift" to publish some articles and organize some conferences in Oslo. Was there a "Cold Cultural War in the North?" or were people like Haakon Lie, Willy Brandt or Lars Roar Langslet speaking up against totalitarism without "being told", just being supported by the "Congress of Cultural Freedom"?
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