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March 4, 2019
J. Edgar Hoover - Masters of Deceit - Book Review
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Masters of Deceit is a descriptive expedition describing many of the smaller aspects of communism. MOD is what i consider to be a historical reference book written by J. Edgar Hoover. It is communism successfully theorized by its polar opposite.
The truth that communism is and has always been a threat to the united states and to american freedom is not even a debatable argument. And furthermore, Communism has never worked for any civilization in world history and is always destined for failure.
MOD takes excerpts from literature of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin. The book is without a doubt, a strong antithesis to the communist ideologue. The reader is given a basic blueprint of how the united states is currently infiltrated by communism.
One could argue that this is only paranoia but if that were true then why are television shows like “Amerika” which depicts a communist family posing as typical americans. The infiltration of communism into the various community groups such as churches, rotaries, lodges, grassroots communities is inevitable but moreover very real. This book was written in 1958 and in the present day (2019) is still denied in the mind that there are groups congregating for their own believable agendas; whether they be for virtuous or malicious intent.
It is good to understand the communist party and Masters of Deceit is not only an accurate description, it provides inspiration to the reader to expose the communist mindset. I also found it interesting that the copy that i have obtained is the red cover copy which usually symbolizes an author's magnum opus. It should be in every collector's library as an informational piece and a historical reference and is definitely worth the read.
The book was written one year after the beginning of the COINTELPRO program. Which is not mentioned once in MOD, but why would anyone tell the enemy what their plans are. COINTELPRO was terminated in 1971 and then reinstated in 1994 through the U.S. Department of justice's Community Oriented Policing Program ("COPS") These tactics are now used by the very opposition that is described in Masters of Deceit. This unfortunately has led to the unnecessary targeting of innocent individuals. and ultimately to their end.
COINTELPRO is an enormous talking point alone, it is not in this book and is not written about one time. While it is not the focal point of this review, it is important and one should do their own research on the topic so that the reader can form their own opinion on the subject.
Was COINTELPRO a good thing? Did the ends justify the means? Is this book just a front to cover up and support of these illegal surveillance tactics. Is communism only a "red herring?"
An October 1956 memo from Hoover reclassified the FBI's ongoing surveillance of black leaders, including it within COINTELPRO, with the justification that the movement was infiltrated by communists In 1956,
Regardless, if the reader wants the handbook on what communism is and how to fight it, Masters of Deceit is crucial to your library.
Here is a quote from J. Edgar Hoover -
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”
Was he speaking of COINTELPRO or was he speaking of communism?
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