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The psychology and politics of Ludwig Carl Moyzisch, author of Operation Cicero


Bostock, WW, The psychology and politics of Ludwig Carl Moyzisch, author of Operation Cicero, International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 9, (4) pp. 227-231. ISSN 1944-6934 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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This article explores the intimate relationship between psychology and personal politics, as shown in the life of Ludwig Carl Moyzisch, the handler of Cicero, who was arguably the most successful spy of World War II. An analysis of Moyzisch’s book ‘Operation Cicero’ and other sources reveal Moyzisch to be a man possessing the qualities of astuteness, imagination and empathy, but also being of doubtful moral compass. There is also evidence of uncertainty over personal identity, a characteristic which can explain his successful handling of Elyesa Bazna, also known as Cicero, himself a man of confused identity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Moyzisch, Cicero, Von Papen
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Bostock, WW (Dr William Bostock)
ID Code:117874
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-06-28
Last Modified:2018-04-13

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