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Land of the Free?,
This review is from: Cointelpro: The FBI's Secret War on Political Freedom (Paperback)
This documents various dirty (and illegal) tricks that the FBI pulled with political activists who were doing nothing that was against the law in the 60's and 70's. This was the first thing that came out that caused the American public to lose respect for the FBI. The faults with this book are there is a huge left wing bias, not that I condone anything the FBI was doing but the people that wrote this book act like its all a big "right wing" FBI against the left. They talk about Fred Hampton but what about Kathy Ainsworth? I'd also say this book is outdated. Much more has come out since this was published and even though they stopped the official cointelpro program reality is they never stopped using the exact same tactics against activists from all over the spectrum. You still get plenty of good info in this though.