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Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files Reviews

Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files by JPat Brown (Executive Editor, MuckRock), B. C. D. Lipton (Projects Editor, MuckRock), Michael Morisy (Founder, MuckRock)

Writers under Surveillance: The FBI Files

JPat Brown (Executive Editor, MuckRock), B. C. D. Lipton (Projects Editor, MuckRock), Michael Morisy (Founder, MuckRock)

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Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publication date: 18 Sep 2018
ISBN: 9780262536387

FBI files on writers with dangerous ideas, including Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, and James Baldwin.

5 stars out of 5
Douglas Kennedy
9 Jan 2019

"this remarkable volume makes for compulsive and deeply unsettling reading"

As can be gathered, this remarkable volume makes for compulsive and deeply unsettling reading. Compiled by MuckRock, a laudable and important “non-profit collaborative news site”, its editors have used the still viable and crucial US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain the manifold files which show that even a right-wing true believer such as the infamous Ayn Rand didn’t escape Hoover’s concern – over her “vocal atheism”. 

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