History Scholars Who Worked for OSS
From Cloak & Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, 1939-1961 by Robin W. Winks (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987), pp. 495-97:

A short list of history scholars who worked
for the Office of Strategic Services

by Robin W. Winks


From the Cloak & Gown flyleaf: "Robin W. Winks is Master of Berkeley College and the Randolph W. Townsend, Jr., Professor of History at Yale University. A former member of the diplomatic service, author and editor of sixteen books, and an expert on spy and thriller fiction, he lives in New Haven."

Website editor's note: Winks' professional bias accounts for the fawning tone of his descriptions of colleagues' careers above, proving once again that history is closer to interpretive art than it is to social science. Nevertheless the above list, which appears as a single end note in his book, is useful in highlighting the interlocks between academia, the intelligence community, and, it would seem, the Council on Foreign Relations (Winks was a member of CFR in the 1980s). On page 446 of this same book, Winks writes that it "seems fairly clear" that "the CIA played no significant role in the overthrow of President Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973."  Yech!  If you disagree, then stay away from Yale.

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