Friday, March 12, 2010

Hiss at the UN

Was the UN a CIA plot?

This week's Catskill Review books explores the little known connection between the CIA and the founding of the UN. Saturday 2:30

Ian Williams interviews Stephen Schlesinger, author of "Act of Creation: the Founding of the United Nations," began his book when he discovered that the US had spied on all the delegations at the UN. He discovered the pivotal role played by Trueman, and Republican Senators, in crafting the UN Charter, not to mention Alger Hiss, the alleged Communist spy who functioned as its first Secretary General. But for the paranoid there's lots of of material- the OSS, forerunner of the CIA, ran the founding conference, chose the UN blue color, and even designed the famous UN globe insignia!
2:30 Saturday 13 March on WJFF, streaming and podcast

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