By Sigmund Diamond
Within the early Nineteen Fifties, a tender Harvard professor named Henry Kissinger approached the FBI with alleged facts of communist subversion one of the overseas scholars of his summer time seminar. His facts used to be a flyer criticizing the nuclear fingers build-up and selling global peace. while at Yale, younger William F. Buckley, Jr., was once studying greater than God whereas writing God and guy at Yale as an undergraduate. He was once getting to know J. Edgar Hoover. those are only examples of the way formidable younger males used the "special relationship" constructing among the FBI and the colleges to enhance their fledgling careers. Revelations similar to those abound in Sigmund Diamond's Compromised Campus, an eye-opening examine the function American intelligence organizations performed at a few of America's so much prestigious universities.
it's always acknowledged that during the Nineteen Fifties, American universities have been freed from the McCarthyism that pervaded the remainder of the state. no longer so, says Diamond. utilizing formerly mystery fabrics newly made on hand lower than the liberty of knowledge Act, and a magnificent quantity of knowledge received from years of study in collage and beginning data, he finds that regardless of academia's "official story" of autonomy from the government, in truth college directors, college, and scholars secretly and actively sought shut ties with intelligence businesses. Diamond describes the cooperation of Harvard President James B. Conant with intelligence companies, the establishment and operation of Harvard's Russian examine heart, Yale's shadowy "liaison agent" H.B. Fisher, who moved from difficulties of pupil ingesting to cooperation with the FBI in loyalty-security concerns, and the lifestyles of formal and casual relatives with the FBI and different intelligence enterprises at significant universities during the state. He calls cognizance to the cooperation of college presidents--Griswold of Yale, Dodds of Princeton, Wriston of Brown, Sproul of California, between others--with the FBI and country governors at the ideas of blacklisting.
Diamond indicates how this interplay among intelligence organizations and American universities has had critical outcomes for the USA ever since--on overseas coverage, questions of legislations and constitutional govt, the function of secrecy, separation of private and non-private actions, and the lifestyles and keep an eye on of presidency deceit and lawlessness. brushed aside himself from Harvard within the Nineteen Fifties through McGeorge Bundy (for refusing to speak to the FBI approximately former associates), Diamond brings a different immediacy to this revealing learn.
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Additional resources for Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955
Foxwort h tol d SA C Boston to mak e sur e "th e Burea u ha d bee n furnishe d al l o f th e informatio n obtained by the Bosto n Office regardin g thes e organizations" an d t o call if an y additional informatio n became available. When Hoove r answered Biddle's memorandu m wit h on e o f his ow n o n Jun e 24 , 1941 , h e wa s characteristically evasive : " I shoul d lik e t o advis e yo u tha t n o specifi c investigation o f any undergraduat e organizatio n at thi s University is being made.
S . government , whos e name ha s been delete d bu t must hav e been Washingto n FB I headquarters, wrote to SA C Boston about the pending congressiona l investigation of Communis t activitie s at Harvard University . The subjec t o f the mem orandum wa s "CP, USA , Dist. #1 , Harvar d Universit y branch, Interna l Security—C": "I n th e even t i t become s necessar y t o d o an y researc h along thes e line s i n th e even t o f request s fro m th e Burea u attendan t upon investigatio n by Congressional investigatin g committees , i t is suggested th e followin g centra l file s b e consulted.
Bundy's rebutta l di d no t den y pressin g fo r "complet e candor"—a s he pu t it , "th e Corporatio n di d publicl y attac h a negativ e weigh t to in complete cando r o n th e par t o f ex-Communists , eve n fo r teachin g ap pointments; tha t weigh t laste d unti l abou t 1956"—bu t insiste d h e wa s less fierc e an d single-minde d tha n Bella h suggested . A s to th e episod e with th e psychiatris t an d th e threa t o f blacklisting, the y simpl y di d no t happen a s Bella h described .
Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955 by Sigmund Diamond