Tag Archives: J. Edgar Hoover

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

“The FBI’s surveillance substantially contributed to his anguish and his suicide.” AE Hotchner — Hemingway’s friend and collaborator over the last 13 years of his life “Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation would charitably be described as … Continue reading

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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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