40 years before he became a WikiLeaks Director and a Courage Foundation trustee, the Bureau was rifling through MacFadyen’s things.
On the surface, October 1980 seems like a mostly ordinary novel with a few notable features – but it has a unique significance that lies below the surface. It deals with what’s widely seen as a conspiracy…
After being told that transporting drugs across state lines was illegal – even for them – the Agency’s solution was to make their own imitation pot.
Agency’s embrace of environmentalism came with a very specific fringe benefit.
In the ’70s, the Agency argued that recycling caused more pollution than simply cutting down more trees.
Several notable absences in initial release, including a reference to “the unofficial file.”
Agencies felt databases would provide “up-to-the-minute information at the fingertips of analysts, technical personnel, and executives.”
Two met to discuss ways of discrediting New York Times article and “maintain public confidence in the intelligence community.”
Agency pressured Treasury to set up a slush fund in case of disaster, man-made or otherwise.
Topics included NSA spying on Americans, selectively leaking less damaging info, and how much blame could be shifted to the FBI.