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The History of the Cold War Podcast

Jan 15, 2018

In this episode we examine the origins of the FBI and the rise of J Edgar Hoover in American politics. We will also look at how the Cold War started for the FBI in 1917 and continued into the inter-war years. Finally, we chart the rise of the surveillance state in the United States and how Hoover helped to stoke...

Jan 1, 2018

In this episode we explore the origins of the NSA in the early Cold War. When did the US start to monitor Soviet communications Traffic ? Learn about Signals Intelligence's complex relation with US democratic institutions and how work on breaking soviet codes influenced the development of the computer.