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October 10, 2004

FBI: Celebrating Fanatical Suspicion

I continue to be appalled at the lionizing inherent in naming the Federal Bureau of Investigation's headquarters the J. Edgar Hoover Building. Hoover was, let's face it, an evil man, or, if not evil, deserving of no end of contempt. The Chronicle today has an article on how Hoover targeted Mario Savio, the spokesicon for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, and in the past offered a special report, "Reagan, Hoover, and The UC Red Scare", delving into how Hoover targeted UC president Clark Kerr, surreptitiously destroying his career.

And it doesn't take much to find Hoover's other contemptible deeds.

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