Max Ascoli

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Max Ascoli (1898-1978) was the head of Italian-American Mazzini Society which had a close working relationship with British Security Coordination during the early years of World War Two.[1]

In 1949, Ascoli founded The Reporter, a liberal anticommunist periodical with close links to the CIA. Two of its staff members, Philip Horton and Douglass Cater were former members of the Office of Strategic Services.[2]


  1. Thomas E. Mahl, Desperate Deception, Brassey's, 1999, p.190.
  2. Hugh Wilford, The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America, Harvard University Press, 2008, pp.230-231.