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Approved For Release 2006/11/04: CIA-RDP88-01315R0004tOT6Q# Os -- HARPER""' "WIEF"19 Y ?'_ n n J' r r< urn Culum -v Tom Lewis,& John Friedman "Ire covert relarionsirips between -'decal inteliiierrc'e agencies card 're academic c ,tirrrrtin it v are, ong- ranclitrg, inime'uely=conrplez, t7114 .',rouded in secrecy, Recena carr- rCSSiorra! ixtelli,eace inve'stj a- ?oris ha re verified that the irr- 'lligence cotrnnitnity subsidizes the -ublicationofeducaiionatbooks -rid academic periodicals. Re- ,offers' Lewis and Friedman here -. amiire in detail one area of the .rrrelli4;ence-academic comnrurrity :7n March 29, 1976, a small .. group of political scientists jant- 1Rogow's office at the Graduate 'cw York.-They were there not to talk about European parlia rnents, but about the sale of a !magazine. It was an emergency meeting. Rogow recently had learned of -negotiations between the CUNY Washington, D.C., foundation for the sale of Comparative J'olifics, one of the three most important journals in the field of political science. For some months, unknown to Rogow, the negotiations had been in the . hands of Benjamin Rivlin, a po- litical scientist who was Graduate Center Dean for University and Special Programs. The potential buyer was the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation. Rogow began Comparative Politics in 1968. lie heads the magazine's five-member editorial board. He sat somberly behind his desk, silent through most of the meeting. Rogow's magazine was in serious financial trouble. It cost $60,000 a year to publish and income covered just half the cost. For three years, the National Science Foundation had helped make up the deficit, but in early 1975, Rogow was told the grant would not he renewed tin- h,ss the format of the journa`ts llt JUNE 1976 search for financial support. Harold Proshansky, president of -tile Graduate Center, held out the Possibility of.uni versity money, Saying CUNY did not. '. ' want. to Lose the magazine, but he, was forced to renege when New York City's bud get crisis nit in, tine summer of 1975. to October 1975, the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Fouti- clatiun wroieto CUNY inquiring if (Utirparatiie 1'olftics was for' sale. The letter wound up on the 11u?,k of Benjamin Rivlin. In Feb- ruary 1976, Riviin went to Wash-. ington to pick up the draft memoranda "af agrt.ement be- t'ween tine foundation and CUNY. On March 15, Harold Proshansky sent a memo de-/ scribing the deal, along with." copies of the draft agreements,ta the five members of the editorial hoard, it was the first any af:; them, including Rogow, had '. . heard of.the negotiations.. : In a meeting in Proshansky's office on ;`.larch 18, the. deal was, presented to the editors as a fait accompli. The foundation's offer . was S4,000, phis $500 per year for editorial costs. The founda- tion would assume all printing and business responsibilities, and assume about `6I2,OOO.irt,.::." - liabilities for prepaid subscrip-..::, Lions. In practic4, control would be in the hands of a newly formed department-wide publications Af` (G.JI-,o e- i'LA foundation was established in have been made to OPIt is every 1956. Prior to 1965, its main year but one since 1955, and that activity was giving modest grants 1' since 1966, a total of 5621,3 1,371 to students for graduate work in was paid to OPR. For the current foreign affairs: fiscal year about $80,000 is Reid was killed in Washington budgeted. in an auto accident in 1965, and Between 1960 and 1970, the presidency of the foundation OPR, through one of its subsidi- passed to Claude I lawley, a p'olit- aries, the lnstitetc for the Com- ical scientist and a graduate dean parative Study of Political at CUNY.-I lawley died in 1971 Systems-(ICOI'S), published a and was succeeded at the founda- number of books and pamphlets 'lion by Evron Kirkpatrick, cx- on Latin-American political par- ecutive director of the American ties, comps Xi-tat, and elections. Political Science Association. The books were written by politi- Kirkpatrick has been a founda- cal scientists, some in teach+ng lion trustee since 1960and trea- positions at American Lill' post- surer -since'1963, tics,sonte In go'iernnent i~ersi- Evron Kirkpatrick is also,pres- tions. ideni of Operations and Policy In 1967, Rampariscreated a Research, Inc. (OPR), a tax-ex furor when it disclosed that a cTnpt research company founded number of foundations, among in Washington in 1955 by - them the Sidney and Esther Kirkpatrick and Max Kampel- Rabb Charitable Foundation, man, a Washington lawyer and had conveyed thousands of dollars long-time confidant of Senator from the CIA to the National I-lubert Ilumphrey.'Kampelmarn Student Association for is now a director of OPR and more than a decade. In the Feb- Helen Dwight Reid. Although ruary 27 issue of The Nation, the foundation and OPR are Robert Sherrill pointed out that legally separate entities andwere - the Rabb Foundation gave four not always so close, there is now times as much money to OPR as less distinction between them.-' to the student group. Evron . For the past decade or so, they Kirkpatrick acknowledged to have shared offices and have Sherrill ttiat in "1963, 1964, and been controlled and managed by 1965, OPR, Inc., received CIA. the same small group of people. money, 'principally' (according In its first year OPR received to Kirkpatrick) for studies of " . In a at least one contract-from Latin-American elections. the U.S. Information Agen- recent interview, Kirkpatrick said cy, the government's official 'lie had made no such statement. - propaganda arm, for editorial ? One political scientist closely j evaluation of books and - connected to OPR during that- - committee, which ensured that ..