1950 June 26

Anti-Communist Congress for Cultural Freedom Formed


The Congress for Cultural Freedom was a liberal anti-Communist group that was secretly funded by the CIA (see the link below). The Congress was designed to offset the impact of international conferences and events sponsored by the Soviet Union. While some leaders of the Congress were “witting” (the term then used for those knowledgeable about the secret practices), many people who participated in its events were not, and were embarrassed when the secret role of the CIA was exposed in the 1960s.

See the exposure of the CIA in the March 1967 issue of Ramparts Magazine (February 15, 1967).

Learn more from the CIA itself:

Learn more: Peter Coleman, The Liberal Conspiracy: The Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Struggle for the Mind of Postwar Europe (1989)

Learn more about the Congress for Cultural Freedom: http://modernhistoryproject.org/mhp?Article=Kulturkampf

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