How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America

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In May of 1967, writes Patrick Iber at The Awl, a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, I'm glad the CIA is immoral. With the hard-boiled tone one might expect from a spy, but the candor one may not, Braden revealed the Agency's funding and support of all kinds of individuals and activities, including, perhaps most controversially, in the arts.

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