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In the early 1950s, a young Harvard professor named Henry Kissinger approached the FBI with alleged evidence of communist subversion among the foreign students of his summer seminar. His evidence was a flyer criticizing the nuclear arms build-up and promoting world peace. At the same time at Yale, young William F. Buckley, Jr., was discovering more than God while writing God and Man at Yale as an undergraduate. He was discovering J. Edgar Hoover. These are just two examples of how ambitious young men used the "special relationship" developing between the FBI and the universities to advance their fledgling careers. Revelations such as these abound in Sigmund Diamond's Compromised Campus, an eye-opening look at the role American intelligence agencies played at some of America's most prestigious universities. It is often said that in the 1950s, American universities were free of the McCarthyism that pervaded the rest of the nation. Not so, says Diamond. Using previously secret materials newly made available under the Freedom of Information Act, and an impressive amount of information gained from years of research in university and foundation archives, he reveals that despite academia's "official story" of autonomy from the federal government, in fact university administrators, faculty, and students secretly and actively sought close ties with intelligence agencies. Diamond describes the cooperation of Harvard President James B. Conant with intelligence agencies, the institution and operation of Harvard's Russian Research Center, Yale's shadowy "liaison agent" H.B. Fisher, who moved from problems of student drinking to cooperation with the FBI in loyalty-security matters, and the existence of formal and informal relations with the FBI and other intelligence agencies at major universities throughout the country. He calls attention to the cooperation
Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. Square One: Veritas or Hallucination -- 2. Harvard and the FBI: "A Most Cooperative and Understanding Association -- 3. The Russian Research Center, 1: Informing and Surveillance -- 4. The Russian Research Center, 2: Scholarship and Intelligence -- 5. More on Harvard: Public Masks, Private Faces -- 6. Henry Kissinger and William Yandell Elliott: Mail-tampering, etc. -- 7. William F. Buckley, Jr.: The FBI Informer as Yale Intellectual -- 8. H. B. Fisher and Yale University, 1927-1952: Ivy-covered Surveillance -- 9. Lux et Veritas -- 10. The FBI Dissemination Program -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y.
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Erscheint auch als Druck-Ausgabe 9780195053821
Print version Compromised Campus : The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955