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Robert Mosher wrote: "There is no doubt that attempts were made by 'outside' groups to influence the anti-war movement, its activities, and its overall direction. However, from my perceptions of the movement as a participant at the time in demonstrations, rallies, and some minor meetings - the movement was an amorphous ever-changing community that was capable of accepting central control or guidance as would a blob of Jell-O." If by "outside" groups Mosher means foreign or Communist group influence, his conclusion (based on his anecdotal evidence) that there was no such influence is correct (based on documentary evidence); i.e., as historian Charles DeBenedetti demonstrated many years ago in articles and books about CIA and U.S. government investigations into this matter (undertaken with the purpose of smearing the antiwar movement), there was no outside influence on or penetration of the homegrown, grassroots, all-American antiwar movement. There may not even have been, and probably were not, any attempts made by "outside" groups to influence the antiwar movement, with the one exception of "outside" U.S. and local government agents provocateurs. Jeff Kimball Miami University