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Reminiscences of Richard Townsend Davies, 1980

Creator: Davies, Richard T. 1920-2005
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Early Foreign Service assignments: Warsaw, 1947-49, Moscow, 1952-53, Kabul, 1955-58; Public Affairs officer, State Department, 1958-61: Nixon's trip to Eastern Europe, Khrushchev's trip to America; director, Soviet and Eastern Europe Section, United States Information Agency, 1965-68: trade fairs and uses of propaganda; Ambassador, Poland 1972-76; disagreement with George Keenan's containment policy and attempt to publish controversial article, "After Containment, What?", 1952; John F. Kennedy and creation of Operation Center; role of Robert F. Kennedy in Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis; Nixon-Kissinger Soviet policy: Soviet Jewry, aborted defection of Simas Kudirka; impressions of George Keenan, Angus Ward, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Nikita Khrushchev, Henry Kissinger, Llewellyn Thompson


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