by Jason C., December 17, 2012 12:00 AM
Ronald Reagan and his apologists have always claimed that he never pointed the finger at a single individual in his dealings with American clandestine agencies. But as Seth Rosenfeld makes clear, thanks in large part to the 20 years of lawsuits he endured to have his Freedom of Information request accepted, ol' Ron pointed his finger at lots and lots of individuals. A dinner guest gets finked to the FBI for asking Ronny if there is a blacklist. A student who asks him a question that sounded "pink" likewise gets handed to the FBI for a lifetime of having his civil rights roundly violated. That and the sad fates of Richard Aoki and Mario Savio make this a powerful, historically important read.