A fascinating piece of history — eight ‘new left’ activists acting in 1971 to protect the citizenry’s right to dissent … by exposing the FBI’s actions to infiltrate protest groups, spy on all sorts of people opposed to the Vietnam war, and, along the way, to ‘enhance paranoia’. Nice work.

click to view 'Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets' at NYTimes.com

click to view ‘Stealing J. Edgar Hoover’s Secrets’ at NYTimes.com

Well worth watching at NYTimes.com. Pretty courageous, huh?

– P