Jackson Pollack's "art"

“If I can do it, is it art?” ~ Larry David

In this exciting episode, Frank discusses the revelations that the C.I.A. has been in control of American “culture” since the beginning. This includes the funding of The Paris Review and other literary magazines, as well as the global promotion of American Abstract Expressionism in an effort to defeat Communism through the triumph of American (presumably freedom-oriented) art.

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SALON: The Paris Review, the Cold War, and the C.I.A.

Modern Art Was C.I.A. ‘Weapon’

The Overton Window
The Paris Reviews – The Interviews
Abstract Expressionism
The Art of Intelligence

I Love Obamacare

Donald Barthelme – “The Balloon”
Mental Disability
Christian Symbolism
Mulholland Drive
Naomi Watts
BONUS! Lesbian Love Scenes

Dandy Lion Studio

Almost Home (Coming Soon to Audiobook Format)
A Car Crash of Sorts
The Whirligig – Stories and Poems from the Literary Underground


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  1. socalag03 Yes, it’s more than a little bit disturbing. Support indies.

  2. 10:20 ––> mind blown. Thank you, Frank. Now I have to question everything about literature and art over the last 60 years.

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