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To the Editors:

Your readers may be interested, in the following exchange of letters.

September 18, 1968

Mr. Paul Goodman

402 West 20th Street

New York, New York 10011

Material Requested:

The Black Flag of Anarchism,” by Paul Goodman, The New York Times Magazine, July 14, 1968.

Proposed Use: We would like to reprint the above material for internal use within the U.S. Information Agency. With permission we wish to reprint your article and include it along with other materials on subjects of current interest and concern in the United States, such as the changing university, problems of cities, trends in the arts, problems of national development. The materials, which will reflect various viewpoints, will be sent to our offices abroad for background information and reading by our Public Affairs Officers and other Agency personnel. No further distribution or republication will be authorized.

Operating within a limited budget, we are permitted to offer a token payment of $25. We hope this fee will be acceptable. Thank you for your courtesy in considering our request.

Mrs. Frances G. Robinson

Rights and Permissions

Press and Publications Service

United States Information Agency

Washington 20547

September 20, 1968

Mrs. Frances G. Robinson

United States Information Agency

Dear Mrs. Robinson,

You may reprint for your purposes my article “The Black Flag of Anarchism.”

I grant this permission reluctantly. Because of the Vietnam war, I have in the past few years frequently refused to cooperate with any government agency, including yours. But as a writer I have an absolute obligation to allow any finished work of mine to be open to any public whatever, even you.

Please pay the $25 in my name to the War Resisters’ League, 5 Beekman St., N.Y., N.Y., and send me a voucher.

Yours,

Paul Goodman

October 9, 1968

Dear Mr. Goodman

Thank you for your letter of September 20. Though we would like to reprint your article, we are unable to accept the permission under the terms specified. Therefore, please cancel our request for permission to reprint.

Sincerely,

(Mrs.) Frances G. Robinson

Rights and Permissions

Press and Publications Service

United States Information Agency

Washington 20547

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