The Dangers of Dissent: The FBI and Civil Liberties since 1965 (Paperback)Ivan Greenberg (author)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 227 x 151 x 26 mm
A curtain has more or less descended upon the operations of the FBI since the 1975 Senate Church Committee hearings, and this book does more to pull back that curtain than any other source I am aware of. What we do know about FBI operations since 1975 has come in bits and pieces which have been carried in the press on a very episodic basis. Dangers of Dissent puts together all that has been in the public record, plus a great deal which Greenberg has uncovered by using the Freedom of Information Act and by being in personal contact with individuals who have been involved in litigation with the FBI. It also brings together an amazing number of secondary sources, including newspapers, periodical literature, and scholarly books. This book is easily the most important source of information on the post-1975 FBI to date. I would certainly recommend the book to anyone with interests in the FBI, the intelligence agencies, or the current state of American civil liberties. -- Robert Justin Goldstein, Oakland University and The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Ivan Greenberg has written a tour de force on the history and transformation of the FBI in relation to civil liberties and political involvement in a democratic society over the past 50 years. This comprehensive and balanced yet critical analysis of The Dangers of Dissent is an excellent primer on the subject, locating the centrality of its discussion in the rise of an information and surveillance society. -- Gregg Barak, Eastern Michigan University; author of Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding
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