American Committee for Cultural Freedom

American Committee for Cultural Freedom

The American Committee for Cultural Freedom (ACCF) was the U.S. affiliate of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, an organization that, during the Cold War, sought to encourage intellectuals to be critical of the Soviet Union and Communism. CCF was funded by the CIA.

The dominant figure in the organization was Sidney Hook. Its 600-strong membership ranged from Jackson Pollack and Alexander Calder to Dwight Macdonald and Mary McCarthy, Max Eastman, James Burnham and Whittaker Chambers.


* [ A Short History of the New York Intellectuals] on PBS's " [ Arguing the World] "
* [!6750~!0&profile=newcustom-icos American Institute of Physics]
* [ Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives]
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* " [ The Mood of Three Generations] " in "The End of Ideology" (2000)

* " Cranky Integrity on the Left] " in "The New York Times" (August 27, 1989)

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