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by Peter Moskos

November 18, 2009

Just because you're paranoid...

...doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

The FBI spent 45 years keeping files on Chicago writer and journalist Studs Terkel. And to think this agent provocateur went unwatched for the last 18 years of his life!


IrishPirate said...

Studs was a dangerous man.

He lived near me for years or I should say I lived near him.

He never learned to drive a car. Took the bus frequently.

Is there anything more Anti-American than that?

He was more of an old leftie than an old commie. A socialist who became wealthy off his writing.

His books "Working" and "The Good War" are classics.

Of course the bow ties he wore were clearly a commie plot to divert us from the:

"Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

IrishPirate said...


PCM said...

Thanks, Pirate, that's a great story.

Studs was a good one: "I felt I had the makings of a good spectator."

Anonymous said...

I think the Nirvana lyric continues, "don't mean they're not after you"

PCM said...

That is the quote... but it's from Joseph Heller's Catch 22. There's a chance Kurt once even read it.