Gorbachev's Glasnost: Challenges and Realities

Edited By Ladislav Bittman

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Publisher: Boston University College of Communication Program for the Study of Disinformati
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Bittman, Ladislav (Editor)
Published by Boston University, College of Communications, Boston, MA (1989)
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Book Description Boston University, College of Communications, Boston, MA, 1989. Wraps. Presumed first edition/first printing. x, 133, [1] p. Notes. This is Volume 2, Number 4, Spring 1989 of Propaganda, Disinforamtion, Persuasion from the Program for the Study of Disinformation. Google translated for Polish Wikipedia: "Ladislav Bittman (* 1931) is a former agent of the State Security, who in 1969 moved to the West. Now using the name Lawrence Martin-Bittman, in the service of the State Security using the alias Brychta. He joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1946 at the age of 15 years. From 1950 he studied at the Faculty of International Relations. In October 1953 he was a member of the Czechoslovak delegation Repatriation Commission neutrals in Korea. After his return he was told that after completing his studies, becoming a member of intelligence. Bittman in September 1954 began studying at the operational espionage school, also known as the " Stern spy school". In March 1955 he moved to the 8th Department study, the analytical part of the first administration of the State Security. The Department analyzed the results of operational departments and contractors for their tasks through StB agents. Also prepared the daily reports to the Minister of the Interior and some members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Bittman was in charge of West Germany. In February 1958 he was transferred to the operational fourth Department, the German-Austrian union, which was responsible for, among other things kidnappings of Westerners. After several years, he moved in 1961 to Berlin as a cultural attaché from which he coordinated the activities of some agents, penetrating the authorities in West Berlin. In 1963 he returned to Czechoslovakia and a year later he became deputy chief of the 8th Department of active measures to deal with provocations and creating misinformation. The first operation of the new department was action Neptun-finding false documents compromising leaders of Germany at the bottom of the Sumava Black Lake. Success disinformation campaigns of the Czechoslovak State Security positively evaluated the Soviet KGB. Bittman's successes have led to the fact that he was again sent to permanent residence abroad. He became the resident in Vienna. There he caught the events of the Prague Spring, Bittman sided with critics of the Soviet invasion of August and 3rd September 1968 defected to the West-across Germany went to the United States. Two years later in Czechoslovakia sentenced to seven years in prison. Bittman informed the U.S. Secret Service on how they operated and what activities were carried out by communist intelligence. In May 1971, testified under the alias Lawrence Britt before the Subcommittee of the Senate of the U.S. Congress. Thanks to its former high position could submit information to American authorities by more than half StB agents operating in Germany and Austria had enough detailed knowledge of the activities of the secret police in other countries. Czechoslovak courts his appearance before Congress in 1972, sentenced to death and confiscation of property. He was rehabilitated only in 1994. His experience working in the communist secret services entered into several books that have been released in the U.S., Germany, Indonesia, Spain and Canada. He worked at Boston University, lectured on international communication, misinformation and propaganda. His involvement ended with the title of professor emeritus." Very good. No dust jacket. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Seller Inventory # 68173

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