When Social Democracy Radicalized

A CIA report from November 1967 reveals the agency’s deep fear of Swedish social democracy, and its rising star Olof Palme.

Prime minister of Sweden Olof Palme (R) gives a speech during a press conference, on August 2, 1975, where socialist European leaders meet at the Haga Palace, the Queen's Pavilion, in Stockholm. (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

…exploitation of the Vietnam War… Because one can only oppose imperialist war for cynical reasons. …Prime Minister Erlander… Tage Erlander was Swedish prime minister from 1946 to 1969, the longest democratic tenure of uninterrupted rule in history. …”radicalize” the party program… Quite the overstatement, the sap had just won 47.8 percent of the vote in […]

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