Choice Chooses Cold War Broadcast Book
Sometimes a book
escapes our notice, but thanks to the American Library Association’s online
review journal, Choice, “Cold War Broadcasting – Impact on the
Soviet Union and Eastern Europe” attracts new attention.
picked that book as one of 2011’s outstanding academic titles. Published by the
Central European University Press, it was edited by A. Ross Johnson and R.
Eugene Parta, both veterans of Radio Free Europe.
written by radio broadcasters and scholars, Johnson and Parta examine the
broadcast part of the “soft” conflict during the Cold War. According to the
publisher, their contributors are able to take advantage of newly declassified
material along with access to now-accessible populations that were the target
audience of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.
overall broadcast goals, programs for individual countries, the audiences,
jamming attempts and other countermeasures by authorities and estimates of