Conflated I guess. Oops. Well done. Ta for the Orwell connection via IRD (also in wiki).
Meanwhile, what a life. On reflection, it also seems very unlikely that he didn't know that CCF was funded by the CIA as wiki suggests. He was well sussed. Many of the participants knew but took the money anyway (although a number of them were just 'useful idiots'). It was a good life. I think the final verdict by CIA etc. may have been that it was money well spent and as KGB acknowledged - from memory (single source).
The book was well researched by an academic. Probably best as a reference material. I ploughed through anyway since I was astonished by the names that were coming up. Bit boring if one is not familiar with the cultural scene/events/names in the 50s and 60s. H/T Ben Norton.
I also changed my mind about James Burnham. It seems quite likely that he was the instigator of CCF i.e. that it was a single operation and he remained well in the background.