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THE AGE OF SURVEILLANCE: The Aims And Methods Of America's Political Intelligence System

Donner, Frank J.

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large, thick, black & black 1/2 cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. 1cm tear rear top, clean, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition so stated. first printing ( nap). deckled foredge (looks "hand cut'). xvi+554p. epilogue. 4 appendices. selected bibligraphy. notes. index. world history. american history. politics. conspiracy theory. espionage. secret societies. FBI. IRS. NSA. CIA. NOI. AFSC. ACLU. AIM. AFL~CIO. ATF. BPP. COINTELPRO. CREEP. DIA. CONARC. HISC. HUAC. IWW. KKK. LAPD. MIG. NAACP.PLO. SDS. SCLC.SISS. SWP. UAW. UFW. USLP. VVAW. YIP. red scare. palmer raids. weather underground. ~ ~The most impressive book I have read all year . is Frank Donner's The Age of Surveillance, a monumental and eloquent history and theory of the ways in which the state has kept track of us and thereby distorted and limited our possibilities." ~VICTOR NAVASKY, The Nation / "I would wish that Frank Donner's The Age of Surveillance were taught in all the high schools of this land so that when the next cycle of government conspiracies against the citizenry comes upon us, that generation will be ready." ~NAT HENTOFF/ ~ From the Red Scare of World War I to the Watergate scandals of the 1970s, an intense, clandestine (and often illegal) campaign was mounted against American citizens by key elements of their own government. The official name for this was "political intelligence" or "surveillance;' but its real purpose was the restriction and suppression of all forms of political dissent and of movements for social change. The result, as noted civil liberties attorney Frank J. Donner conclusively proves in this exhaustively researched book, was the institutionalization of surveillance as "a mode of governance;' a self~perpetuating system of political control. At the forefront of this Manichean crusade was the FBI and its Director; J. Edgar Hoover. Ever vigilant about the threat of "domestic subversion" (and shamelessly eager to promote both himself and his Bureau), Hoover oversaw and encouraged the accumulation of files through informers, wiretaps, break~ins, and infiltrations~and the use of these files to intimidate and discredit targets as varied as the Communist Party and its alleged members, the American Civil Liberties Union (some of whose leaders willingly cooperated with the Director), the American Friends Services Committee, the Reverend Martin Luther King, the Black Panther Party, and the Ku Klux Klan. Drawing on his own extensive files as well as his years of legal experience, Mr. Donner shows us how the FBI worked with (and sometimes against) other branches of the government.military intelligence, the CIA, the IRS, federal grand juries, various presidential administrations and congressional committees, as well as private organizations (often established and operated by former FBI and military personnel) such as the American Security Council and the Church League of America . all of them dedicated to keeping tabs on their fellow citizens. The Age of Surveillance is the most complete reckoning we are likely to have of this insidious, deeply rooted problem~ government officials willfully denying the exercise of the very freedoms they are sworn to protect. As such, it is essential reading for every concerned American. Bookseller Inventory #

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