Smear!: Wilson and the Secret State
Stephen Dorril

Smear!: Wilson and the Secret State

Peter Wright's Spycatcher argued that a full investigation into the role played by the security services in various recent Labour governments was needed. In this fascinating biography of Wilson, Stephen Dorril and Robin Ramsay have done just that providing a secret history of the years 1964 to 1979 and how disinformation, surveillance and media manipulation determined how Britain was run.

Book Details:

  • Author: Stephen Dorril
  • Published Year: 2001
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Fourth Estate/Collins

Stephen Dorril

Stephen Dorril is Senior Lecturer in Print Journalism in the Media and Journalism Department of Huddersfield University. He has been investigating the British security and intelligence services for more than twenty years. He is particularly interested in the realtionship between intelligence and politics.He has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes - Panorama, Media Show, Secret History, World at One, NBC News, Canadian television, History Channel, French television etc. - as a specialist and consultant on intelligence matters. He is consultant to a forthcoming series on Chan...
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Book Reviews

  • "Easily the best and most credible account of the Wilson and related plots....The proof is here: masses of it, set out in fascinating detail."
    The Times Literary Supplement
  • "Lovingly analyses every instance of covert politics in the 1964-79 period."
    Observer
  • "Impressive and important...without being too conspiratorial they have constructed a thesis about the way Britain orked at that time and, no doubt, still works today."
    London Review of Books
  • "Brilliant ... the best book that I have read on the intelligence world."
    Anthony Cavendish, former MI5 and MI6 officer
  • "A landmark ... the authors aim to bring the study fo the secret state within the pale of contemporary history.'"
    New Stateman