By Sarah Miller Harris
This e-book questions the traditional knowledge approximately essentially the most arguable episodes within the chilly battle, and tells the tale of the CIA's backing of the Congress for Cultural Freedom.
For approximately 20 years in the course of the early chilly conflict, the CIA secretly backed many of the world’s so much feted writers, philosophers, and scientists as a part of a crusade to avoid Communism from regaining a foothold in Western Europe and from spreading to Asia. through backing the Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA sponsored dozens of in demand magazines, international congresses, annual seminars, and inventive gala's. whilst this operation (QKOPERA) grew to become public in 1967, it ignited essentially the most harmful scandals in CIA historical past. Ever due to the fact that then, many money owed have argued that the CIA manipulated a iteration of intellectuals into lending their names to pro-American, anti-Communist rules. Others have recommended a extra nuanced photograph of the connection among the Congress and the CIA, with intellectuals occasionally resisting the CIA's bidding. only a few bills, besides the fact that, have tested the fellow who held the Congress jointly: Michael Josselson, the Congress’s imperative manager—and, secretly, many years CIA agent. This publication fills that hole. utilizing a wealth of archival study and interviews with a few of the figures linked to the Congress, this e-book sheds new gentle on how the Congress got here into life and functioned, either as a magnet for popular intellectuals and as a CIA operation.
This publication might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of the CIA, chilly conflict historical past, intelligence reviews, US overseas coverage and diplomacy in general.
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The CIA and the Congress for Cultural Freedom in the Early Cold War: The Limits of Making Common Cause (Studies in Intelligence) by Sarah Miller Harris