[Marxism] First and Very Partial Read of Seth Rosenfeld's "Subversives" (Re: Richard Aoki)

X Y whdgm66 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 18:46:50 MDT 2012

On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 01:49 Jeff wrote:
>All that Rosenfeld claims is that Aoki started working as an informant in 1957 which continued through the 60's during which time he "infiltrated" the CP, SWP, and BPP.

that may well be all that rosenfeld "explicitly" claims (in legal
terms), but the book has 27 chapters, mostly concerning reagan and
hoover.  ONLY ONE chapter has content concerning aoki, and even then
he's not the focus.  meanwhile the promotional articles released the
day before the book release were only about this connection, along
with the headline, "Man who supplied BPP with guns was FBI informant".
 this is cynically manipulative and misleading at best, and is
obviously meant for full shock value, and meant to generate
sensationalist publicity for the book's release today (tuesday 8/21).

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