Can The Anti-Leninist Left be Co-opted by CIA? It’s Happened Before!

Some of you may know that after World War II the Congress for Cultural Freedom organized itself as an intellectual movement against totalitarianism. Among its recruits were anti-Stalinists – Trotskyists – and others who wanted to expose the lack of real socialism in the Soviet Union. What most of these folks didn’t know was that the CCF was funded by the CIA. A very cheap version of the same thing is happening now in the “resistance” movement in the US which brings together Noam Chomsky, Hillary Clinton and Socialist Alternative under one big tent.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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