Steinem on CIA

Henry C.K. Liu hliu at
Mon Mar 8 21:38:42 PST 1999

Steinem was reported in Fortune in 1975? that she accepted CIA money to attend left/radical conferences worldwide in the 60s to monitor for the CIA.


Doug Henwood wrote:

> Is this quote common knowledge, or has it reached the status of arcana?
> "In my experience, the Agency was completely different from its image. It
> was liberal, non-violent, and honorable. I found the C.I.A. my best
> journalistic training ground because the one instruction one receives from
> them is to be accurate, whereas publications tell you to find an angle
> [audience laughed]."
> - Gloria Steinem, Washington Post, December 3, 1967 (quoted by The
> Redstockings)
> Doug

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