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Except for the "Origins" section, most of this appears to come directly from the Foundation's website.220.127.116.11 10:38, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikipedia...that's the depth of research here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:21, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
One of the puffiest, fluffiest articles -- of an organization with cold-war roots -- that I've run across on WP. Until I got to the Origins section, I thought I'd been lifted into la-la land. Maybe it'll see some well-deserved attention eventually.
On his website, the son of Frank Olson says:
July 67: I am forced to leave India on short-notice after the Asia Foundation, which had promised me a research grant, is forced out of India following revelations of its secret function as a conduit for CIA funds.
The piece states, "The Foundation is governed by an eminent and well-known group of private sector trustees." If they are well known then readers don't need to be told so...and if readers must be told then that indicates they aren't really well known. Ultimately the term is meaningless and a waste of space. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:25, 17 December 2008 (UTC)