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A Bulgarian commission has claimed that influential philosopher Julia Kristeva acted as a secret agent for the Communist regime.

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Mar 28, 2018 2:00PM, via The Guardian

A Bulgarian commission investigating those who worked for the state during the Communist era has claimed that Kristeva, a major postmodern theorist and psychoanalyst, was one of roughly 100,000 people working for state’s clandestine agency. Kristeva began working with the Committee for State Security in the early 1970s, according to the commision, which “did not say how long she had worked for state security or whether she had received any payment,” The Guardian reported. Kristeva, who lives in France and is a visiting professor at Columbia University, could not be reached by the publication for comment.

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