Tag: FBI

Burglars for Good

Sunshine, the saying goes, is the best disinfectant.  But sometimes letting the sunshine in takes extraordinary measures.  Bringing the cleansing rays to bear on the rotten state of the FBI in 1971 took nothing less than forcefully breaking and entering.  Betty Medsger’s new book, The Burglary, the Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI (Knopf …

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Brandeis 1963-1967

(Continued from Cuba 1963) After the summer in Cuba with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Robert F. Williams and all the rest, Herbert Marcuse at Brandeis was a bit of an anti-climax.  My room in a Cambridge apartment near Harvard Square at that time (fall of 1963) looked like a set from a Godard movie.  Posters …

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