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Origins of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1949-1950

Origins of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1949-1950

The following is taken from the the CIA’s website at

The Congress for Cultural Freedom is widely considered one of the CIA’s more daring and effective Cold War covert operations. It published literary and political journals such as Encounter, hosted dozens of conferences bringing together some of the most eminent Western thinkers, and even did what it could to help intellectuals behind the Iron Curtain.