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Lawrence Martin-Bittman, 87, Master of Disinformation, Dies

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

Lawrence Martin-Bittman, who as a Cold War spy for Czechoslovakia specialized in running disinformation schemes to roil the West, and who, after defecting in 1968 to the United States, taught the perils of propaganda to journalism students, died on Tuesday at his home in Rockport, Mass. He was 87.

His partner, Liz Spaulding, confirmed the death.

''I openly admit that I did a lot of damage to the West, particularly to the United States, as a specialist in dirty tricks,'' Mr. Martin...