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Edgar, Hoover, J. Reference library
...targeted individuals and organizations. The subjects of FBI investigations ranged from Communist Party activists to Eleanor Roosevelt , the actor Rock Hudson , the author Ernest Hemingway , the baseball star Mickey Mantle , the poet Allen Ginsberg , and the rock star John Lennon . Furthermore, Hoover authorized a series of programs that targeted civil rights and radical organizations for the explicit purpose of discrediting and neutralizing them. Hoover particularly sought to discredit Martin Luther King Jr ., by circulating information about...
International Organization and Terrorism Reference library
...“top down” phenomenon. The evolving nature of terrorist violence has reinvigorated the debate on how to reduce the appeal of extremism to would-be terrorists ( Aldis and Herd 2006 ; Bjørgo and Horgan 2008 ), and how to utilize “soft power” more effectively in dissuading them ( Lennon 2003 ). Intuitively, IOs offer useful fora through which such initiatives can be advanced. It is no small irony that the UN General Assembly – once the preferred forum to defend the use of violence by “national liberation movements” – has come closer than other IOs to acting on...