Today on Your Call: What can the history of the FBI teach us about how the agency works today?

Jun 18, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk with Tim Weiner [whiner], author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI.”  Weiner says “A secret police is anathema in a democracy.  But the FBI’s powers make it America’s closest counterpart.”  How has the FBI used its powers over the last century?  And how has it shifted the balance between national security and individual freedom?  Join us Monday at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan and you.


Tim Weiner, author of “Enemies: A History of the FBI”

Mike German, former FBI agent, now works for ACLU 


Enemies: A History of the FBI 

NPR: The History of the FBI’s Secret Enemies List

Guardian: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner – review

NY Times: Tim Weiner’s Enemies and FBI Counterintelligence 

Democracy Now!: Enemies: A History of the FBI 

ACLU: Intelligence Expert and Former FBI Agent Joins ACLU National Security Counsel