Committee for the Free World
The Committee for the Free World (CFW) was founded in 1981 by Midge Decter who was the executive director. CFW was a neoconservative grouping which had tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) and began with funding of $125,000 from individuals and ultra-conservative foundations. Among the original funders were three of the major right-wing foundations: Sarah Scaife Foundation, John M. Olin Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation.
6 April 1981 Letter signatories
- Midge Decter - Executive Director | Edward Banfield | Arnold Beichman | William J. Bennett | Robert H. Bork | John H. Bunzel | Ray S. Cline | James S. Coleman | Edwin J. Feulner | Chester E. Finn | James Finn | Roy Godson | Paul Henze | Paul Hollander | Sidney Hook | Penn Kemble | Michael Ledeen | Guenter Lewy | Joshua Muravchik | Norman Podhoretz | Arch Puddington | Eugene V. Rostow | Bayard Rustin | Paul Seabury | Philip Siegelman | Lewis Tambs | W. Scott Thompson | Ben Wattenberg
- Rightweb Committee for the Free World
- Online Archive of California, Hoover Institution Register of the Committee for the Free World Records, 1980-1991
- Sara Diamond, Roads to dominion: right-wing movements and political power in the United States, Guildford Press, 1995, pp.379-380.