Cold Warrior Artists

“What do Richard Wright, Gloria Steinem, Henry Kissinger, George Meany, Nina Simone and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. have in common?

Answer: Directly or indirectly, they all took money from the Central Intelligence Agency during the early years of the Cold War.”

“The war for the hearts and minds of humanity…ranked nearly as high as the race to build better missiles and a mightier economy.”

Read it here.

It’s the same story in the visual arts.


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