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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Political Differences in COINTELPRO Operations: Potential Literature Review Sources





Source 1 -  Understanding state responses to Left-versus Right-Wing threats the FBI’s repression of the New Left and the Ku Klux Klan

David Cunningham
I'm not sure which university Cunningham was associated with while conducting this study.
Social Science History is an academic journal published by Duke University Press from 2000 to 2013.  Their website is at http://ssh.dukejournals.org/
Cunningham presents typologies for specific COINTELPRO operations conducted against the Ku Klux Klan and the New Left.  This makes a base of comparison between the operations possible on several terms including number of operations and time span of operations.

Source 2 -  The Bureau: my thirty years in Hoover’s FBI

William Sullivan
Sullivan was an Assistant Director of the FBI under Hoover, and responsible for several COINTELPRO operations.  However, this book was written after his retirement from the FBI.
This is primarily an autobiography focused on Sullivan's time in the FBI overall.
Sullivan does discuss COINTELPRO operations against both the Klan and the New Left.  His perspective adds a phenomenological approach to the study.

Source 3 - The liberals and J. Edgar Hoover: rise and fall of a domestic intelligence state.

William Keller
I don't know if Keller associated with any organization while writing this book.
The book was published by the Princeton University Press.
Keller introduces the Liberal Theory of Internal Security. He further discusses this theory in terms of Hoover's domestic intelligence decisions.  I may be using this theory in my assessment of COINTELPRO programs;  I have not decided yet as I have yet to analyze Saj√≥'s "militant democracy" model.

Source 4 -  The FBI & American democracy: a brief critical history

Athan Theoharis
Theoharis was a professor of History at Marquette University at the time of  writing this book.
The book was published by the University Press of Kansas.
Theoharis holds a hostile view of COINTELPRO operations in general, contending their scope limited freedom and that specific actions were indeed illegal.

Source 5 - The reform of FBI intelligence operations.

John Elliff
The book was sponsored by the Police Foundation
This book discusses the reforms that took place as a result of domestic intelligence operations; this can be used in analysis of whether political factors affected the way the operations were conducted post facto in comparison to the time in which they were initiated.

Source 6 - Secrecy and power: the life of J. Edgar Hoover.

Richard Gid Powers
I'm not sure which university Powers was associated with while writing this book.
The book is a nonfiction study.
The focus of this book is on Hoover's decision making and political infighting capabilities.  It can help in explaining COINTELPRO operations in terms of the bureaucratic politics (or growth complex) model.  It also helps explaining COINTELPRO operations in the terms of a political factor, the politics of the personal.

Source 7 -  Security vs. liberty: how to measure privacy costs in domestic surveillance programs

Lt. Samuel Morgan
Lt. Morgan wrote the thesis for the Naval Postgraduate School
This is an academic thesis
The study provides insight into the balance between civil liberty and domestic security; this is a critical foundation in understanding if security operations are to be considered justified.

Source 8 - American extremists: militias, supremacists, klansmen, communists & others.

John George
The Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements
This is a book.
This book discusses the ideological impulses and violent activities of the groups that the FBI targeted.  There would be a significant difference in these operations if they were justified against one group, but not the other,
























References

Cunningham, D. (2003). Understanding state responses to Left-versus Right-Wing threats the            FBI’s repression of the New Left and the Ku Klux Klan. Social Science History, 27(3), 327–370.

Elliff, J. (1979). The reform of FBI intelligence operations. Princeton: Princeton University         Press.

George, J. (1996). American extremists: militias, supremacists, klansmen, communists & others.        Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books.

Keller, W. W. (1989). The liberals and J. Edgar Hoover: Rise and fall of a domestic intelligence            state. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Morgan, S. A. (2014, March). Security vs. liberty: How to measure privacy costs in domestic     surveillance programs (Thesis). Monterrey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.             Retrieved October 17, 2014 from https://calhoun.nps.edu/handle/10945/41421

Powers, R. G. (1987). Secrecy and power: the life of J. Edgar Hoover. New York; London: Free      Press ; Collier Macmillan.

Sullivan, W. C. (1979). The Bureau: My thirty years in Hoover’s FBI (1st ed). New York:         Norton.

Theoharis, A. G. (2004). The FBI & American democracy: a brief critical history. Lawrence:        University Press of Kansas.


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