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Seth Rosenfeld 

When: Mon., Dec. 3, 6 p.m. 2012
Price: free
The FBI spent almost $1 million in its effort to block the release of secret files that San Francisco investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld used as research for his new book. Written like an exciting true-crime mystery, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power details the FBI’s involvement in Berkeley in the Sixties, spotlighting young, ambitious politician Ronald Reagan, radical Mario Savio, and liberal UC Berkeley president Clark Kerr. Using the declassified documents, Rosenfeld uncovers the FBI’s surveillance, secret detention lists, planted news stories, and illegal break-ins as the arcs of the three storied men converge. J. Edgar Hoover, a close friend of Reagan, fueled the protest movement and tried to undermine Democratic efforts, resulting in Reagan’s personal and political gain. Rosenfeld’s narrative shows the positive side of the university community, while pointing out how our laws were ineffective in preventing this personal attack on American rights and privacy. He’ll speak on Monday, Dec. 3, at University Press Books (2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley). 6 p.m., free. 510-548-0585 or
— Alison Peters


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