To know that American literature is class-based, one need only look at the three most prestigious literary journals today. The Paris Review's board consists of extremely rich and powerful people. The Believer was founded and is edited by Columbia grads. The difference between they and the n&1 crowd, the newcomers, is that the n+1ers went mostly to Harvard.
None of these entities are in any way representative of American society as a whole.
What's their relevance? We don't see them speaking out about the Paris Review CIA matter, as would be expected.
Maybe the CIA no longer exists, was merely a relic of the Cold War.
Funny though that the CIA is currently running radio ads recruiting for something called the National Clandestine Service. Does this bother anyone? Guess not.
The ULA campaign was formed as a way to get attention to good overlooked writers, who otherwise wouldn't stand a chance of recognition. It's a good cause. We know that history is with us. We know that history will condemn our opponents. (Maybe that's what worries them so.)
Who will history honor in this argument? Who does history always honor?
Stonewalling bureaucrats protective of their turf?
Or, the truth-seekers. the whistle-blowers, and the rebels?