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Disinformation Age
Russia’s Fictional Narratives: A Double-Edged Sword

Republicans leaning on Moscow’s disinformation for political gain would be wise to remember the record of “useful idiocy” during the Cold War.

Published on: December 9, 2019
Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland in College Park. His publications include War by Other Means: Soviet Power, West German Resistance and the Battle of the Euromissiles (The Free Press, 1991) and, most recently, Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Radical Left, 1967-1989 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
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