The CIA on Campus

Essays on Academic Freedom and the National Security State

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About the Book

Former CIA Personnel Director F.W.M. Janney once wrote, “It is absolutely essential that the Agency have available to it the greatest single source of expertise: the American academic community.” To this end, the Central Intelligence Agency has poured tens of millions of dollars into universities to influence research and enlist students and faculty members into its ranks. This collection of nine essays from diverse academic fields explores the pernicious penetration of intelligence services into U.S. campus life to exploit academic study, recruit students, skew publications, influence professional advancement, misinform the public, and spy on professors. With its exhaustive list of CIA misdeeds and myriad suggestions for combatting the subversion of academic independence, this work provides a wake-up call for students and faculty across the country.

About the Author(s)

Philip Zwerling is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of three books and numerous journal, magazine and newspaper articles.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Philip Zwerling
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 254
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6346-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8889-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Preface: The Search for Truth      1

1. Template for Terror

PHILIP ZWERLING      7

2. Uninvited Guests: A Short History of the CIA on Campus

DAVID PRICE      33

3. South of the Border: The CIA in Latin America

DAVID CARLSON      61

4. The Spooks in the Stacks: Academic Libraries and the National Security State Since 9/11

DEIRDRE MCDONALD      88

5. Deception Detection and Torture: The American Psychological Association Serves the Intelligence Services

STEPHEN SOLDZ      113

6. CHAOS on Campus: I Spied for the CIA

VERNE LYON      147

7. Never Too Young: The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Summer Spy Camp for Kids

ROBERTO GONZÁLEZ      168

8. Nine Steps to a Spy- Free Campus

PHILIP ZWERLING      191

9. Which Side Are You On? Intelligence Agencies on Campus and the Class Struggle

DAVID ANSHEN      216

About the Contributors      241

Index      243

Book Reviews & Awards

“this collection of nine essays explores the history, motives and consequences of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s presence on US university and college campuses”—Reference & Research Book News.