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List of books banned by governments
Banned books are books to which free access is not permitted. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, from political, religious, moral, or (less often) commercial motives. This page intends to list alphabetically all known banned books, giving a brief context for each.

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Roger Stone press release on "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The ...
Nov 3, 2013 - NEW BOOK CLAIMS LBJ BEHIND JFK MURDER. Roger Stone: ... Roy Cohn nodded his head in agreement as both men laughed. • Stone lays ...


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Books of The Times; When Academics Doubled as Intelligence Agents
Published: July 29, 1992


Compromised Campus The Collaboration of Universities With the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955 By Sigmund Diamond 371 pages. Oxford University Press. $27.95.

It should not come as a surprise to readers of recent books and magazine articles about the reign of J. Edgar Hoover during the cold war that the tentacles of the Federal Bureau of Investigation extended into the nation's universities. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, in recent years historians, biographers and journalists have been able to obtain Government dossiers -- heavily censored and often with pages withheld -- on individuals and organizations ranging from America's Nobel laureates in literature to members of Congress and the Supreme Court.

In "Compromised Campus," Sigmund Diamond, Giddings Professor of Sociology and Emeritus Professor of History, Columbia University, adds fuel to the bonfire of the liberties. Citing F.B.I. files and his own observations, he reveals that for at least 10 years after World War II, Hoover's special agents in charge enlisted administrators and professors and planted them as subagents in place. Professor Diamond maintains that such college officials and faculty members were more than willing to report to the F.B.I. about colleagues they suspected of being disloyal Americans. He finds that some did so for patriotic reasons, others to advance their careers on campus or later in Washington.

Professor Diamond's theme builds on information already existing in the study of McCarthyism and Hoovermania, which are linked because the Senator and the Director worked together closely. Among the most revealing books in the field is Ellen Schrecker's "No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities." The leading expert on domestic surveillance without judicial fiat, Prof. Athan Theoharis of Marquette University, obtained thousands of F.B.I. documents and interpreted them in such valuable books as "Spying on Americans" and "From the Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover." Presidents and Presidential aspirants, Federal employees, newspapers, networks, film studios, guilds, unions and civil rights leaders all were shown to have F.B.I. files, usually without their knowledge or an opportunity to challenge faceless accusers.

As Professor Theoharis and other authors have demonstrated, sometimes spying was done upon an organization's members by its own officials. In the best-known case, Ronald Reagan, while president of the Screen Actors Guild in 1947, served as an informer, assigned the code name Agent T-10, for the Los Angeles office of the F.B.I. Similarly, Professor Diamond cites examples of university officials who collaborated with the agencies he classifies together as the intelligence community: the F.B.I., the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department.

In "Compromised Campus," the author devotes special attention to individuals he considers collaborators with the F.B.I. during the early 1950's, based on files he unearthed under the Freedom of Information Act. They include, from Harvard, McGeorge Bundy, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences; Henry A. Kissinger, a teaching fellow who was executive director of an international seminar, and William Yandell Elliott, a professor of government described as Mr. Kissinger's mentor.

At Yale, the author singles out William F. Buckley Jr., onetime editor of the Yale Daily News, calling him "the F.B.I. informer as Yale intellectual," and Harry B. Fisher, the F.B.I.'s liaison on campus, "an undercover employee of Yale University for 25 years, whose last 15 years of service were devoted mainly to political surveillance."

Professor Diamond, who received his Ph.D. in American history at Harvard, seems to be paying off an old score against Mr. Bundy, presenting some accounts that have been previously argued in the pages of The New York Review of Books. The author writes that he was dismissed from an administrative job, which included teaching duties, because Dean Bundy wanted him to disclose the political beliefs of former colleagues and "cooperate by giving the names to the authorities." He responded that he was willing to talk about himself but would decline to discuss others.

The author devotes two chapters to the Russian Research Center at Harvard, which was the special province of the Boston F.B.I. office. "The Russian Research Center was the locus of fruitful collaboration between the intelligence agencies and Harvard, fruitful but not entirely free of tension," he writes. Citing internal reports between Boston and Washington that he managed to obtain by diligent digging, Professor Diamond adds, "The F.B.I. had its version of the history of the Russian Research Center, and its documents make clear how it intruded in the affairs of the center." In one case, Professor Diamond writes, "a slip by the F.B.I. censor" indicates that Isaiah Berlin, the distinguished British diplomat, author and philosopher, was kept under surveillance by Charles Baroch, a "confidential informant" who was a graduate student at the center.

Professor Diamond says that the F.B.I. watched faculty members who were considered politically suspect. In 1969, the bureau's campus informant (whose name was deleted from the records) reported that two humanities professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had been denied reappointments after their dossiers were provided to school officials. The "chilling" evidence of cooperation between the F.B.I. and M



The growing link between intelligence communities and academia
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The Tribute in Light is seen on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. 9/11 was the beginning of major changes in the intelligence community. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

The idea of university professors or students working with the FBI or CIA probably makes you raise your eyebrows.

But then perhaps you’re picturing someone like the fictional Henry McCord in Madam Secretary . He’s a Georgetown theology professor who was asked to plant a bug for the National Security Agency (NSA) at the home of a scholar believed to be connected to a terrorist.

Such covert operations do happen. But mostly, professors will be called to deliver a guest lecture to agents or a university will be contracted to help with research. This is true for organizations in the United States like the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the NSA, and for their counterparts elsewhere in the world.

Such interactions make even academics wary. A tenured professor in the United States tends to be a liberal who is suspicious of the intelligence community’s (IC) methods and activities overseas.

But the tactics used by America’s current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. This volatility and diversity of threats means that the IC needs higher education’s help.
Intelligence post-9/11

The events of September 11 2001 were a catalyst for change in the intelligence profession. In the 14 years since, the number of institutions associated with the field has grown so “large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work,” according to a two-year investigation published by the Washington Post in 2010.

The IC has transformed and greatly expanded to address the shortfalls that became evident after 9/11. One of its moves was to expand the CIA’s Sherman Kent’s School of Intelligence Analysis which opened in May 2000 and became part of the new CIA University founded in 2002. Mainstream academia also started to develop specialized degrees in intelligence, homeland security and national defence.

Those outside the IC may question why we need structures and organizations like the CIA, FBI and others.

National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland. NSA website

In his 2014 book Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis, academic Professor Hank Prunckun explains that intelligence is important because it allows control to be exercised in a given situation – and control equals power.

Prunckun calls intelligence “an exact science based on sound qualitative and quantitative research methods.”

His book forms part of the Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series, another resource developed for the emerging IC after September 11. This is a range of books focusing on intelligence, foreign policy, national security and business intelligence.

Some universities have already recognized the role and value of intelligence. There are a number of new bachelors and master’s degrees, particularly in the United States, which focus on the areas of intelligence and national security.
Graduating into intelligence agencies

The goal of these new university degrees is to help create the next generation of professionals for the IC. One of the pluses of this arrangement is that universities have four years to develop skills like critical thinking and report writing. Intelligence organizations have only a limited amount of time to teach these abilities.

Here are five skills or characteristics that students who want to work in intelligence communities can develop at university.

A global focus: students need to start understanding how the world works. Many universities offer basic global politics courses, but regional focus minors, say in African geopolitics or the working of South East Asia, are helpful too. Students considering a career in intelligence should also try to study overseas to broaden their horizons.

An inquisitive nature: thinking critically is arguably the most important skill one can develop in universities. Universities need to train problem-solvers who understand analytic methodologies and strategic concepts – and who can apply that knowledge. My conversations with staff from organizations like the NSA show they want young, creative thinkers who can think out of the box to identify gaps or problems. They don’t want “yes” men and women.

Technological savvy: a minor in technology is recommended in this era of internet saturation and “big data.”

A sense of immediacy: when I say current affairs, I mean seriously current. Universities must be quick to adapt to changing concepts and threats – like offering courses in cybersecurity or the IS.

Communication skills: intelligence agents must be able to communicate effectively in writing, in a boardroom or in an elevator when they have just seconds with a director or policymaker.

Multilingualism is a huge bonus, too.

Research is another area where academia can contribute to the IC. It can be used to fill in gaps. There is also a major role for

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Hastert guilty plea could hush secrets

A written plea agreement should be completed by Monday, attorney John Gallo told a federal judge during a brief status hearing. At the attorney's request, the judge set Oct. 28 as the date for the 73-year-old Illinois Republican to change his plea.

Defendants typically agree to plead guilty in hopes of a more lenient sentence. A plea deal would also avert a trial that could divulge more about the alleged misconduct behind the criminal charges.

Neither Gallo nor prosecutors offered details about any possible deal, including which counts Hastert would plead guilty to or whether the man who was once second in the line of succession for the presidency would go to prison. Hastert did not attend Thursday's hearing.

He faces one count of breaking banking laws and one count of lying to the FBI about agreeing to pay $3.5 million to someone referred to in the indictment only as "Individual A." The money was supposedly to hide claims of unspecified past misconduct.

A plea deal would mean that Individual A, who has never been identified, would not have to testify about receiving any of the money. The Associated Press and other media, citing anonymous sources, have reported that the payments were meant to conceal claims of sexual misconduct.

In all, Hastert withdrew $1.7 million from 2010 to 2014, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors are probably seeking a prison sentence. It would be unusual for them to entertain the possibility of probation on such serious charges. Each count is punishable by up to five years behind bars.

When Hastert was charged in May, the indictment noted he had taught and coached high school wrestling from 1965 to 1981 in close-knit Yorkville. That strongly suggests the charges are linked to that history.

Those acquainted with Hastert from his days in Yorkville have tended to express sympathy for him.

Helene McNeive, whose husband taught at Yorkville High School with Hastert and now lives in Arizona, said


Contemporary Sociology
Reviewed Work: Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America. by Frank Donner
Review by: Jim Thomas
Contemporary Sociology
Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan., 1992), pp. 88-89
Published by: American Sociological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2074765

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David Burnham

David Burnham

David Burnham — a writer, investigative reporter and researcher — is the co-founder and co-director of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse and an associate research professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

TRAC, a data-gathering and distribution organization associated with the university, began operating in 1989. Concrete government information, much of its obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, has been central to Burnham’s work as both a reporter and a researcher.

He started as a reporter in 1958, working for UPI, Newsweek, CBS News and other organizations. From 1968 to 1986, he was an investigative reporter with The New York Times in New York and Washington. He has written three books and numerous magazine articles. His most recent book, Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes, and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice, was published in January 1996 by Scribner. His investigative book on the Internal Revenue Service — A Law Unto Itself: Power, Politics and the IRS — was published in 1990 by Random House. A third book, The Rise of the Computer State, was published in 1984.

Over the years, Burnham has received a number of professional honors, including the George Polk Award for Community Service, Long Island University, 1968; the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, 1987; the Best Investigative Book of 1990, Investigative Reporters and Editors, 1990; and the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Bellagio, Italy, 1992. In 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

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In Search of the Black Panther Party: New Perspectives on a Revolutionary Movement


Editor(s): Yohuru Williams, Jama Lazerow
Contributor(s): Jama Lazerow, Robert O. Self, Rod Bush, Bridgette Baldwin, James T. Campbell, Roz Payne, Joel Wilson, David Barber, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Davarian Baldwin, Tim Lake, Edward P. Morgan, Yohuru Williams
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Controversy swirled around the Black Panthers from the moment the revolutionary black nationalist Party was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966. Since that time, the group that J. Edgar Hoover called “the single greatest threat to the nation’s internal security” has been celebrated and denigrated, deified and vilified. Rarely, though, has it received the sort of nuanced analysis offered in this rich interdisciplinary collection. Historians, along with scholars in the fields of political science, English, sociology, and criminal justice, examine the Panthers and their present-day legacy with regard to revolutionary violence, radical ideology, urban politics, popular culture, and the media. The essays consider the Panthers as distinctly American revolutionaries, as the products of specific local conditions, and as parts of other movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

One contributor evaluates the legal basis of the Panthers’ revolutionary struggle, explaining how they utilized and critiqued the language of the Constitution. Others explore the roles of individuals, looking at a one-time Panther imprisoned for a murder he did not commit and an FBI agent who monitored the activities of the Panthers’ Oakland branch. Contributors assess the Panthers’ relations with Students for a Democratic Society, the Young Lords, the Brown Berets, and the Peace and Freedom Party. They discuss the Party’s use of revolutionary aesthetics, and they show how the Panthers manipulated and were manipulated by the media. Illuminating some of the complexities involved in placing the Panthers in historical context, this collection demonstrates that the scholarly search for the Black Panthers has only just begun.

Contributors. Bridgette Baldwin, Davarian L. Baldwin, David Barber, Rod Bush, James T. Campbell, Tim Lake, Jama Lazerow, Edward P. Morgan, Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, Roz Payne, Robert O. Self, Yohuru Williams, Joel Wilson

About The Author(s)

Jama Lazerow is Professor of History at Wheelock College. He is the author of Religion and the Working Class in Antebellum America.

Yohuru Williams is Associate Professor of History and Director of Black Studies at Fairfield University. He is the author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Black Panthers in New Haven.

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Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America Paperback – August 18, 2015
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The Missing Link In The JFK Assassination Conspiracy
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Who's Who in the Jim Garrison Case

Jim Garrison's New Orleans Photo Gallery

Who Speaks for Clay Shaw?
The late Clay L. Shaw remains the only person in history to ever stand trial for the crime of conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. The jury acquitted him, but was he really innocent?
Clay Shaw trial transcript (alphabetical by witness)
Clay Shaw trial transcript (chronological)

David Ferrie: Presumed Guilty
In defense of one of Jim Garrison's primary suspects

Selected articles and newsgroup posts
on the death of David Ferrie

Impeaching Clinton
Does solid eyewitness testimony link Oswald to some of Jim Garrison's suspects?

Dean Andrews and the Search for "Clay Bertrand"
Documents, transcripts and articles

Clay Shaw preliminary hearing transcript

Orleans Parish Grand Jury testimony

Transcript, NBC News
The JFK Conspiracy: The Case of Jim Garrison
Broadcast June 19, 1967

Milton Brener on Jim Garrison's early conduct in office

Milton Brener on the New Orleans Grand Jury

James Kirkwood on the New Orleans Grand Jury

Interviews with NODA personnel, suspects and witnesses

Jim Garrison's prime witness, Perry Raymond Russo:
A chronology

Life editor Richard Billings' journal
Based on consultations and interviews with Jim Garrison and his staff

US District Court civil action, Clay L. Shaw v. Jim Garrison, 1971
Decision of Judge Herbert Christenberry

Jerry P. Shinley Archive
Newsgroup posts pertaining to Jim Garrison, Garrison's JFK probe,
and the assassination of JFK

David Blackburst Newsgroup Archive
Newsgroup posts pertaining to Garrison's JFK probe, suspect David Ferrie,
and the assassination of JFK

Dave Reitzes Newsgroup Archive

Jim Garrison Audio Resources

Rose Cherami file

Oliver Stone's JFK: Cast Members Speak Out

Response to Garrison advocate Bill Davy

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