Anti-Communism in Britain During the Early Cold War

A Very British Witch Hunt

by Matthew Gerth

A revisionist history of anti-communism in Britain during the early Cold War, this is the first book to examine how British Cold War anti-communism transpired and manifested. Drawing from a wealth of archival material, it argues that an overreaction to the communist threat occurred and explores, in striking detail, the variety of measures used by policymakers and politicians to disrupt or eradicate the influence of this political ideology.

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