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[Ebook] ↠ Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers Author Joel Whitney – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us

Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writersWhen News Broke That The CIA Had Colluded With Literary Magazines To Produce Cultural Propaganda Throughout The Cold War, A Debate Began That Has Never Been Resolved The Story Continues To Unfold, With The Reputations Of Some Of America S Best Loved Literary Figures Including Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, And Richard Wright Tarnished As Their Work For The Intelligence Agency Has Come To Light Finks Is A Tale Of Two CIAs, And How They Blurred The Line Between Propaganda And Literature One CIA Created Literary Magazines That Promoted American And European Writers And Cultural Freedom, While The Other Toppled Governments, Using Assassination And Censorship As Political Tools Defenders Of The Cultural CIA Argue That It Should Have Been Lauded For Boosting Interest In The Arts And Freedom Of Thought, But The Two CIAs Had The Same Undercover Goals, And Shared Many Of The Same Methods Deception, Subterfuge And Intimidation Finks Demonstrates How The Good Versus Bad CIA Is A False Divide, And That The Cultural Cold Warriors Again And Again Used Anti Communism As A Lever To Spy Relentlessly On Leftists, And Indeed Writers Of All Political Inclinations, And Thereby Pushed U.S Democracy A Little Closer To The Soviet Model Of The Surveillance State.

[Ebook] ↠ Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers Author Joel Whitney – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Paperback
  • 348 pages
  • Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers
  • Joel Whitney
  • English
  • 02 October 2017
  • 9781682190241

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers Author Joel Whitney – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    A great book on how the CIA was running Paris Review in part via third party funding and other culture magazines like Encounter, most of them directly, as a string of polo ponies to push forward the idea of American culture as a counterweight to Soviet culture and the Soviets pointing out things such as racism.Those on the take, as far as individuals included George Plimpton known today by a fair number and Peter Matthiessen known by fewer Whitney shows just how defensive Matthiessen was about this, claiming the CIA wasn t that bad back...


  2. says:

    CIA emang jagonya ngurusin negara orang pembunuhan, kudeta dan pembentukan pemerintahan boneka Tapi propaganda budaya dalam bentuk puisi dan review buku, siapa yg tau Seperti judulnya, menceritakan bagaimana CIA mengelabui para sastrawan besar dunia CCF menjadi foku...


  3. says:

    Finks The CIA s literary charm offensive, intellectual warfare, and propaganda sh tstorm The CIA is no stranger to sticking it s nose into the affairs of other countries Assassinations Coups National building You name it But cultural propaganda in the form of poems and book reviews Who knew In Joel Whitney s Finks, apparently numerous literary powerhouses from The Paris Review to Quest magazine India to Combate Costa Rica to Hiwar Lebanon and many others had been infiltrated by spooks But why To promulgate anti communist sentiment To uphold American values To help win the Cold War To each of these questions, it seems the answer was a resounding yes, at least in the beginning In the end, it didn t take long for it all to go off the rails, civil rights be damned In my opinion, one particularly cogent quote will prepare a reader for the broad scope of this important book Mr Whitney writes that Finks is his attempt to look through a keyhole into the v...


  4. says:

    The single most impressive thing about Whitney s book is the amount of research needed for this book It is merely 270 pages of text sans notes but it is apparent that it took a lot of time There is an interesting contradiction at first glance Finks seems almost scholarly with up to a hundred notes per chapter but then Whitney drops words like shitstorm and ...


  5. says:

    A very enlightening book If you a have any interest in American or international literary history, b would like to know about the details of Cold War American behavior, or c still entertain warm fuzzy feelings about the CIA, this book is a must read I m not sure I ag...


  6. says:

    Fascinating book on the ties of the CIA to The Paris Review, the world of television and movie Westerns, book prizes and the publication of Dr Zhivago, and much .


  7. says:

    These days, as the corporate media and, sadly, a fair share of the independent media are behaving as if the allegations of Russian state interference in the 2016 presidential elections are established fact they aren t , suggesting otherwise can earn the lone voice in the propaganda wilderness the label of Trump follower, Russian stooge, conspiracy nut or all of the above I have literally had people who are shocked that I refuse to accept the word of that great patriotic organization the Central Intelligence Agency.I was already aware of the CIA s dirty fingers stirring the literary pot, not to mention journalism, film and TV What this well researched history provides is an in depth review of one aspect of their meddling their support in the creation of The Paris Review and its sister publications worldwide under the aegis of the Congress for Cultural Freedom.Once one accepts the premise that anything we see or hear in the media or on our screens may have as its underlying agenda the propagation of the message the government or whichever agency feels the need to tweak the national mindset wants us to embrace, it s all but impossible not to see how the sausage is made Indeed, sometimes, as with the CBS TV series Salvation, the presentation is so ham ...


  8. says:

    It was shocking to read just how far the CIA s tendrils reached into the literary world, or it would have been if I d never heard of the CIA before Still, this is an impressive book of research If you come into it without much of a background in the Cold War or the literary history of the twentieth century you will, like I was, be treading water to stay afloat The index is seven pages in two columns, mostly names, the bulk of which only appear once After a few chapters I stopped trying to keep the minor people straight and just let the facts wash over me.I came away from this book with a newfound respect for a handful of authors who resisted being roped into Cold War games, like John Berger and James Baldwin.I doubt Joel Whitney is a communist, but whatever he is he keeps his politics out of the book and tries to cleave to the facts That is not to say that Finks is a mere record of facts There is sympathy offered as well as judgment imposed on the various finks in these histories.A memorable quote from the closing chapter on Afghanistan The Congress for Cultural Freedom was comfortable with intervention indeed, it at times appeared to treat intervention as its religion, though articulated through a seemingly apolitical theory of development called modernization But if you looked at the details wi...


  9. says:

    A fascinating say it ain t so, Joe say it ain t so Peter M, and George P story about CIA involvement with the cultural Cold War My quibbles with the book were perfectly articulated in a review by Publishers Weekly that I ll quote here The book s subject matter is fascinating and complex, but Whitney s writing is dry and unengaging what might work for a lect...


  10. says:

    Thoroughly researched paced like a good novel, Finks is a book you will not want to put down Mr Whitney did an impressive job of fitting together what may have once seemed unrelated pieces and showed th...

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