From the Lighthouse

Congress for Cultural Freedom or: How the CIA Fought the Cold War by Focusing on Literature

May 24, 2017

Why was the CIA involved in literature? Stephanie and Michelle talk to Dr Alys Moody about the Congress for Cultural Freedom, a CIA-funded group that financed a whole range of literary activities in the mid-twentieth century. They ponder shadowy government organisations, cover-ups, and what happens when a bunch of writers find out that the CIA is funding their conferences. 

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