More Pieces of the Puzzle Revealed

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Longtime LRC readers know that one of my frequent areas of commentary and analysis deals with elite manipulation of mass public opinion and psychological warfare, particularly the intelligence community’s creation of synthetic “liberal” and “conservative” movements to rationalize the National Security State’s projection of power and the hegemony of the American empire. The CIA created these propaganda networks to mirror those which had earlier been created by the Soviet’s own mastermind, Willie Münzenberg. Recently, more fascinating pieces of this intricate Cold War ideological mosaic have been revealed regarding the CIA’s relationship to The Paris Review, the elite literary magazine. LRC author Richard Cummings had previously dealt with this topic in this superb article.

4:41 pm on June 2, 2012