Aaron J Leonard - "A Threat of the First Magnitude" - Micah Uetricht

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Aaron J Leonard

“… Leonard and Gallagher turn a welcome spotlight on the informants who infiltrated deeply and likely illegally into radical political groups.”––Scott Martelle, author of Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West

“…a fascinating history that is also a prescient warning. After reading this book, I can’t help but wonder how things might have turned out if the government’s informants had never been members of the groups they helped destroy.”––Ron Jacobs, author of The Way the Wind Blew: A History of the Weather Underground

Aaron Leonard discusses A Threat of the First Magnitude—FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration: From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union—1962-1974. He will be joined in conversation by Micah Uetricht. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 

At the Co-op 

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About the book: A Threat of the First Magnitude—FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration: From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union—1962-1974 tells the untold story of the FBI informants who penetrated the upper reaches of organizations such as the Communist Party, USA, the Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Union and other groups labeled threats to the internal security of the United States.

About the author: Aaron Leonard is the author of Heavy Radicals: The FBI’s Secret War on America’s Maoists and A Threat of the First Magnitude—FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration: From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union—1962-1974. He is a regular contributor to the History News Network, Truthout, and other publications. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a concentration in History from New York University. He lives in Los Angeles.

About the interlocutor: Micah Uetricht is managing editor of Jacobin and author of Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity (Verso, 2014). He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637