Crozier country: Free Agent: the unseen war 1941-1991

Brian Crozier HarperCollins, London, 1993 This is a very interesting book which greatly adds to our knowledge of the clandestine shaping of British politics in the 1970s and 80s. It is also a book which, like Chapman Pincher’s Inside Story, will repay repeated re-reading. But amidst all the new material a surprising amount of […]

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The Crozier operations

The Crozier operations Running through much of this activity in the 1970s was Brian Crozier who had been warning about the rise of the British Left since the late 1960s. Crozier takes us back to the CIA operation the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) discussed in chapter five. The CIA control of the CCF […]

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The KGB Lawsuits

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Brian Crozier Foreword by Sir James Goldsmith The Claridge Press, London, 1995, £12.95   One of the odd things about the James Goldsmith Referendum Party gambit in the recent election is the way the mass media collectively chose not to refer back to the last great Goldsmith campaign – his hunt for the Red […]

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Brian Crozier, the Pinay Circle and James Goldsmith

[…] ISC on how the Institute thought it should be handled and it was gratifying that the Pinay Committee had been so delighted with the finished result. Mr Crozier said that M. Violet, who had commissioned the report on behalf of the Pinay Committee, had come to London with M. Pinay during that week and […]

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Appendix 1: ISC, FWF, IRD

[…] way to a position of prestige in the journalism world.” A hand-written note on the report added: “Run with the knowledge and co-operation of British intelligence.” Brian Crozier (B) became President of FWF in February 1966. (He had known Whitney when Whitney was Ambassador to the UK.) FWF’s managing editor was Iain Hamilton (B), […]

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Appendix 8: Biographies

[…] Singapore 1966: instructor at British and US Army staff colleges: chief army instructor, Royal College of Defence Studies (1971-72): lecturer in politics, Exeter University: author: ISC Council. CROZIER Brian Rossiter: Although Crozier has always denied his connections to intelligence organisations it has been accepted in a number of publications that Crozier is some sort […]

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Defector Politics: or, grooving with Mr G.

[…] as the then Lobster. I’m flattered that Mr G has heard of Lobster but the KGB bit was just a little smear from Mr G’s current sponsors. Crozier gets first bite The present burst of G-exploitation false-started in 1993 with Brian Crozier’s memoir, Free Agent. On p. 115 he named Labour MPs or former […]

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Truth Twisting: notes on disinformation

[…] anything is just funny. But the level of ignorance on the American right is so high, almost anything is likely to be believed. Where too is Brian Crozier? Since the Langemann papers identified Crozier as a Pinay Circle member who was engaged in setting up a ‘transnational security organisation’, little has been heard of […]

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The Andropov Deception

Publications The Andropov Deception John Rossiter (Sherwood Press, London 1984) ‘John Rossiter’ is Brian Crozier, long-time asset of British and American intelligence agencies. (see Times 29 October 1984), and this is quite the worst – and worst-written – thriller I’ve read (even worse than The Spike). Rather like The Spike, the Andropov Deception is […]

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Preparing the ground

[…] that point only 18 months from its formal registration as a charity (sic). (11) ISC’s inclusion in this grouping is less surprising than it might look. Brian Crozier (B), ISC’s founder, had established links with the British domestic anti-union, anti-left organisations in the 1960s. He edited the 1970 anthology We Will Bury You which […]

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