Professor Spoehr Reviews Seth Rosenfeld's _Subversives_

June 1, 2013

From Senior Lecturer Luther Spoehr's review of Seth Rosenfeld’s Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power (FSG, 2012):  "For aficionados of the abuse of power, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI is a gift that keeps on giving.  Every time it seems that there can’t be anything left to reveal, somebody turns over a rock and out crawls another law-breaking, ethics-ignoring, ignominious episode. Seth Rosenfeld, a prize-winning investigative reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle, has turned over a quarry-full of rocks and uncovered an appalling amount of sleazy behavior in post-war California, particularly in the turbulent 1960s..."