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The Time J Edgar Hoover Had Sartre And Camus Investigated
"Hoover needed to know if Existentialism and Absurdism were some kind of front for Communism. To him, everything was potentially a coded re-write of the Communist Manifesto. That was the thing about the Manifesto--it was not manifest: more often it was, as Freud would say, latent. Thus FBI agents were forced to become psychoanalysts and hermeneuts... Thus we find intelligence agents studying scholarly works and attending lectures." Prospect 11/13
Posted November 20, 2013 08:48 AM




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