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Where Myths Lead to Murder

By Agee, Philip

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Book Id: WPLBN0100002751
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Reproduction Date: 07/01/1978

Title: Where Myths Lead to Murder  
Author: Agee, Philip
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Political Science
Collections: Authors Community, History
Historic
Publication Date:
1978
Publisher: Dorset Press
Member Page: History Is A Weapon .org

Description
This essay was prefaced with the following statement: "This article is a slightly modified version of the introduction to the book Dirty Work: The CIA in Western Europe, by Philip Agee and Louis Wolf, just published. It expresses much of the philosophy of the CovertAction Information Bulletin."

Summary
Philip Agee, 1935 - 2008, worked as a case officer for the United States Central Intelligence Agency from 1957 to 1968 before having a crisis of conscience and dedicating the rest of his life to exposing the crimes of "the company," something he was hounded endlessly for by the US government and its lackeys. In 1975 he published a book about covert operations in Latin America entitled Inside the Company: CIA Diary in order to inform the public about what the U.S. government was secretly doing on behalf of the American people. He founded and edited the amazing CovertAction Quarterly which had a regular "Naming Names" column, outing CIA agents. The column ended in 1982 with the passage of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, which made the practice of revealing the name of an undercover officer illegal under U.S. law. It might be smart to re-read that last sentence after you finish reading this essay.

 

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