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Did the CIA fund creative writing in America?

Did the CIA fund creative writing in America? The idea seems like the invention of a creative writer. Yet once upon a time (1967, to be exact), Paul Engle received money from the Farfield Foundation to support international writing at the University of Iowa. The Farfield Foundation was not really a foundation; it was a CIA front that supported cultural operations, mostly in Europe, through an organization called the Congress for Cultural Freedom

How Iowa Flattened Literature – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

CIA following Twitter, Facebook

Beware the ‘vengeful librarians’ [which is pretty much an oxymoron, if you ask me]

In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.

At the agency’s Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the “vengeful librarians” also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.

via AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook – Yahoo! News.