J. Edgar After SDS

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Fifth Estate # 71, January 23-February 5, 1969

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LNS)—J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, said the black radicals and white New Leftists constitute “a potential threat to the internal security of the Nation.”

He reserved his harshest words for the Black Panthers and SDS.

Hoover noted that some officers in SDS identify themselves as “small c” communists rather than regular Communist Party members, adding:

“While the distinction may seem important to them, it is irrelevant to the rest of America because the basic objectives of both the New Left and the old-line Communists and their adherents in our society is to completely destroy our form of government.”

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