The FBI and the “Subversives”: KPFK 9/26

The product of a decades-long battle with the FBI, SETH ROSENFELD’s book SUBVERSIVES  exposes the FBI’s illegal surveillance of students at Berkeley in the 1960s.
READ about how Reagan used the FBI to spy on his children HERE.
Plus: Our political update from HAROLD MEYERSON, he’s editor-at-large of The American Prospect and he writes a column for the Washington Post, where  his latest piece is “Redistributing Wealth Upward.”

Also: The news from China: anti-Japanese demonstrations—JEFF WASSERSTROM will comment—he’s chair of the history department at UCI and writes for the L.A. Times,  the New York Times, the New Left Review, the TLS, and The Nation.  But China’s diversity is often overlooked; a fascinating antidote can be found in Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land, edited by Angilee Shah and Jeff Wasserstrom.  “Chinese Characters” event at USC: 4pm Thurs 9/27: Info HERE.