Episode 41 - FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigations - in the early Cold War

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In this episode we examine the origins of the FBI and the rise of J Edgar Hoover in American politics. We will also look at how the Cold War started for the FBI in 1917 and continued into the inter-war years. Finally, we chart the rise of the surveillance state in the United States and how Hoover helped to stoke the flames of the Second Red Scare.

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