CIA Socialists

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Thu Mar 11 21:04:02 PST 1999

Michael Pollak wrote:

>It was. My impression was that Marcuse worked for the OSS during the war,
>as many liberal and left intellectuals did, and left when the war ended;
>it was essentially his term of war duty against the Nazis. As for what he
>did, I'm pretty sure it had to do with analyzing German political
>documents, just like you'd expect. I'm just about positive he never
>worked for the FBI or the CIA.

In a talk at the Brecht Forum in NYC a year or two ago, Joel Kovel said that the CIA funded the re-establishment of the Frankfurt Institute after WW II and kept it going. He didn't say what his source was, but I've heard others say this too. Any cites?


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