[thechat] FBI campaign against Einstein revealed

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Sun Oct 13 05:32:01 CDT 2002

Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:
> This seems very strange and awful:
>  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2033324.stm
> <quote>
> A new book reveals the 22-year effort by FBI director J Edgar Hoover
> to get Albert Einstein arrested as a political subversive or even a
> Soviet spy. </quote>

given some of the things that went on in the 40s and 50s in the name of
keeping law and order in the United States, and also given Einstein's
political leanings, it's rather unsurprising.  You'll probably find that
Hoover sought to discredit a great many other people during his tenure at
the head of the FBI.

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