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American Labor And Postwar Italy, 1943-1953: A Study Of Cold War Politics
American Labor And Postwar Italy, 1943-1953: A Study Of Cold War Politics
By Ronald L. Filippelli
Stanford University Press, 1989, 288 pp

A well-researched account of how the U.S. government, with the enthusiastic support of the American Federation of Labor, worked to undermine the influence of communists in the Italian labor movement and, as an unintended consequence, weakened labor in general as a political force. The subfield of the labor dimension of U.S. foreign policy needs more studies like this one.