ICYM: the CIA and American fiction

Literary scholar Eric Bennett traces the agency’s influence on the Iowa Writers Workshop, the most celebrated and influential creative writing program in the United States over the past 50 years.

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One comment

  1. Photon says:

    Why shouldn’t they be defensive- there is absolutely no proof to support the hypothesis that the Workshop produced anything influenced by the CIA. Considering the dozens of people associated with the Workshop you would think that Bennett could come up with something concrete aside from the political leanings of the individual most prominent in the article.
    As I previously stated other organizations contributed resources to the Workshop; where is the evidence that they received positive propaganda? If you were truly in Iowa City you would have recognized it as one the most highly educated communities in the country. Why has nobody else noticed this claim?

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