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The FBI & American democracy : a brief critical history /

Main Author: Theoharis, Athan G.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2004
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The early years : creation and proscribed growth
  • World War I and the origins of political surveillance
  • Abuse of power, retrenchment, and morality
  • The New Deal and a war on crime
  • The origins of FBI intelligence, the crisis of World War II
  • The early Cold War years : anticipating and curbing subversion
  • Promoting McCarthyism
  • and morality (again)
  • Secrecy and power : the undermining of accountability
  • From anticommunism to law and order
  • Scandal and limited reform
  • A modern bureau and the politics of terrorism.