Melvin Lasky

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Person.png Melvin Lasky   NNDBRdf-icon.png
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Born 20 January 1920
New York, NY, USA
Died May 19, 2004 (Age 84)
Berlin, Germany
Nationality Polish, American
Alma mater University of Michigan
Religion Jew
Children • Vivienne Lasky
• Oliver Lasky
Parents • Samuel Lasky
• Esther Kantrowitz
Spouse Brigitte
Member of Committee for the Free World

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.