Literature and Foreign Policy
THAT key Anglo-American literary figures during the Cold War used literature as a tool of foreign policy, through journals like Paris Review and Encounter, raises a host of questions.
-Has literature been used as a tool of U.S. foreign policy at other times during the past sixty years?
-During this year’s renewed Cold War, the West versus Russia, are segments of the establishment literary world being used as instruments of foreign policy NOW?
-To what extent do U.S. intelligence agencies support current journals or institutions of literature?