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Schmidt, Regin
The FBI and Political Surveillance: From the Red Scare to the Cold War.
Chapter 9 in Red Scare

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ISBN 978-87-635-0011-1
s. 361-368 i:
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This is the conclusion of Red Scare.

From the beginning of the chapter:
The FBI's political surveillance began long before the establishment of the national security state during the Cold War, and the reasons for the Bureau's power must be found on a deeper level than in the machinations of its legendary director. The FBI's political role stretched back to World War I and the Red Scare and it did not originate because of a popular anticommunist hysteria or because it was out of control, as most historians have argued.

The Question About the Nature of the Communist Threat
Since the end of the Cold War, some of the archives of the American and Soviet intelligence agencies have been made available to historians. The Comintern archives have shown that the American Communists slavishly followed the directives from Moscow, that they from the very beginning to a large extent were financed by the Russians, and that the Communist Party maintained an underground apparatus for illegal activities. The archives of the KGB and the National Security Agency have revealed that American Communists were recruited on a massive scale by the Soviets from the middle of the 1930s to infiltrate the government and the defense industry, influence the policy-making process, and provide information for Soviet intelligence services. Not a few of those who were persecuted during the McCarthy era were, in fact, Soviet spies.
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Emneområde | Historie |
Emneord | Patriotisme | Politik | Staten |
Specifikt emneord | Antikommunisme | FBI | Sammensværgelse |
Land | USA |
Periode | 20. årh. |
Sprog | Engelsk |


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