Enhance the Paranoia: Our Overreaching Government Has Long Been There, Done That

Abby Zimet

Ahead of a new book, a terrific story of early whistleblowers: The saga of a group of  anti-Vietnam-War academics and activists who, 43 years ago, stole FBI documents that for the first time revealed J. Edgar Hoover's widespread, obsessive, illegal spying on dissident groups. A potent reminder that, in the era of Snowden, there is little new under the surveillance sun, and there have long been righteous people fighting against it.

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