; I Set Up My Own 'Crisis Monitoring' Operation and Gain a Vital 'Deep Throat' Source in the Process
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I Set Up My Own 'Crisis Monitoring' Operation and Gain a Vital 'Deep Throat' Source in the Process

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Throughout the 1950s, as a foreign affairs analyst for the PR operations of the Department of State and then the US Information Agency, the author has been operating his own "crisis management" tracking system, monitoring media reports on political and military developments behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains. It -- and a "Deep Throat" source of information -- made it possible for him to predict a majority of the major crises of a crisis-riddled decade. Amazingly, the CIA was wrong in each instance. Soon, the author would discover that the culture of negativity that permeated the US propaganda operations in the 1950s was far more dangerous that he had imagined. Indeed, while he despised Sen Joe McCarthy for his wildly erratic anti-Red campaign that claimed innocent victims so indiscriminately in the US, there would come a time when he would wonder why the other side was being treated so tenderly by some officials who purported to be experts on communist affairs.

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