In 1967, the magazine "Ramparts" ran an expose revealing that the Central Intelligence Agency had been secretly funding and managing a wide range of citizen front groups intended to counter communist influence around the world. In addition to embarrassing prominent individuals caught up, wittingly or unwittingly, in the secret superpower struggle for hearts and minds, the revelations of 1967 were one of the worst operational disasters in the history of American intelligence and presaged a series of public scandals from which the CIA's reputation has arguably never recovered.
Hugh Wilford is Associate Professor of History, California State University, Long Beach.
Introduction 1. Innocents' Clubs: The Origins of the CIA Front 2. Secret Army: Emigres 3. AFL-CIA: Labor 4. A Deep Sickness in New York: Intellectuals 5. The Cultural Cold War: Writers, Artists, Musicians, Filmmakers 6. The CIA on Campus: Students 7. The Truth Shall Make You Free: Women 8. Saving the World: Catholics 9. Into Africa: African Americans 10. Things Fall Apart: Journalists Conclusion Notes Acknowledgments Index