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60 Years Ago — Hounded by the FBI, Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway Ends His Life (July 2, 1961)

“The FBI’s surveillance substantially contributed to his anguish and his suicide.” A. E. Hotchner — Hemingway’s friend and collaborator over the last 13 years of his life July 2 2021 — On October 28 1954, the Nobel Prize in Literature … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King (January 15 1929 – Assassinated April 4 1968) [The FBI Suicide Letter]

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated. Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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On This Day — Did Richard Nixon Frame Alger Hiss? (December 6 1948 – The Pumpkin Papers) [2020]

“As to whether Nixon would actually have gone as far as to frame Hiss, the later record includes disquieting instances of forgery or planting false information.” Anthony Summers — The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon  December … Continue reading

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On This Day — Hemingway Wins Nobel Prize (October 28 1954) [2020]

“Hemingway may have said ‘yes’ to the Soviet recruitment pitch, but unless there is some additional trove of material in the NKVD archives that argues otherwise, it is clear Hemingway was never a productive Soviet agent.” CIA website — Intelligence … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King (January 15 1929 – Assassinated: April 4 1968) — The FBI Suicide Letter [UPDATE : Is the CIA behind Pornhub]

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated: Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day (January 20 2020) [The FBI Suicide Letter]

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated: Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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On This Day — Did Richard Nixon Frame Alger Hiss? [December 6 1948 – The Pumpkin Papers]

“It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are not surprising. The case had … Continue reading

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On This Day — Hemingway Wins Nobel Prize (October 28 1954) [2019]

“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.” “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King (January 15 1929 – Assassinated: April 4 1968) — The FBI Suicide Letter (2019)

“The debate over how much the government should know about our private lives has never been more heated: Should intelligence agencies be able to sweep our email, read our texts, track our phone calls, locate us by GPS? Much of … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago — Did Richard Nixon Frame Alger Hiss? [Dec. 6 1948 – The Pumpkin Papers]

“It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are not surprising. The case had … Continue reading

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