The Liberals and J. Edgar Hoover : Rise and Fall of a Domestic Intelligence State.
By: Keller, William W.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (230 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400859887.Subject(s): Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Hoover, J. Edgar -- (John Edgar), -- 1895-1972 | Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Liberalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989 | United States. -- Federal Bureau of InvestigationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Liberals and J. Edgar Hoover : Rise and Fall of a Domestic Intelligence StateDDC classification: 353.0074 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- A Note on Sources -- 1. Domestic Security in a Modern Liberal State -- The Role of the FBI -- The State and Its Security: Three Models -- Autonomy and Insularity -- Status of the FBI -- 2. The Liberal Theory of Internal Security -- Politics of Emergency Detention -- The Liberal Theory -- Unintended Consequences -- 3. A Politics of Equivocation: The Liberals, the Klan, and Dr. King -- Dimensions of the White Hate Cointelpro -- Liberal Theory Revised-1964 -- The FBI and Civil Rights in the South -- Hoover Versus King -- 4. The End of the FBI-Liberal Entente -- Stage I: Uneasy Alliance -- Stage II: Increasing Alienation -- Stage III: "The Threat to Liberty" -- Dénouement -- 5. Rise of a Domestic Intelligence State -- Investigation, Infiltration, and Disruption -- Toward an Independent Security State -- 6. Conclusion -- Selected Bibliography -- Index.
In the super-heated anticommunist politics of the early Cold War period, American liberals turned to the FBI. With the Communist party to the left of them and McCarthyism to the right, liberal leaders saw the Bureau as the only legitimate instrument to define and protect the internal security interests of the state. McCarthyism provided ample proof of the dangers of security by congressional investigation. In response, liberals delegated extensive powers to J. Edgar Hoover--creating a domestic intelligence capacity that circumvented constitutional and legal controls. This balanced account of the link between liberal leaders in the United States and the growth of the FBI will appeal to a broad audience of readers interested in the American political climate. William Keller identifies a tension between liberalism and the security of the state that can never be fully resolved, and analyzes the exact mechanisms through which liberals and liberal government came to tolerate and even venerate an authoritarian state presence in their midst. The author shows how the liberal offensive against domestic communism succeeded both in weakening McCarthyism and in disabling the Communist party in the United States. What was the cost of these successes? Keller's answer assesses the liberal community's contribution to changes in the FBI between 1950 and 1970: its transformation into an independent, unaccountable political police. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich
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