Melvin Lasky

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Born20 January 1920
New York, NY, USA
DiedMay 19, 2004 (Age 84)
Berlin, Germany
NationalityPolish, American
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Parents • Samuel Lasky
• Esther Kantrowitz
Children • Vivienne Lasky
• Oliver Lasky
Member ofCommittee for the Free World, Freedom House
US journalist, intellectual, with suspected CIA ties

Melvin Jonah Lasky was an American journalist, intellectual, and member of the anti-Communist left.


Lasky founded the German journal Der Monat in 1948 and, from 1958 to 1991, edited Encounter Magazine, one of many journals revealed to have been secretly funded by the CIA through the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF).

Lasky was an acquaintance of Monique Garnier-Lançon.