The Hitch-Files

March 9, 2012

The FBI Monitored a Young Christopher Hitchens

The FBI has released some of its files on the late Christopher Hitchens, including records indicating that he was the subject of a counterintelligence investigation in the 1980s. 

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Mary said...

The Death and Taxes website is spewing BS. They have an article claiming that Christopher Hitchens came into their bookstore and signed a book as "Chris". I confidently doubt the legitimacy of their story - Christopher Hitchens hated being called Chris. Read his memoir.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the USofA is a huge police state with a smiley face embroidered on a shoulder patch...

I find especially careless that they left his social security number unredacted. There are people out there that will harvest SS numbers of the deceased and use them to commit financial fraud. Even though he was well known, I'm sure there are many people named "Christopher Hitchens" and I'm sure the vast majority of people seated behind a credit card application desk don't know who "our" Christopher was.

Anonymous said...

I think the "spy" talk going on over at the Gawker article is ridiculous. They are claiming that Hitch had such an easy time getting into the U.S. because he worked as some sort of informant. Conspiracy theories abound.

Rodney Ulyate said...

In the LRB in 1998, CH recalled that in 1968 he had done "a little work in helping American draft resisters in Oxford, thereby earning my first but not last file held by creepy people nobody had voted for."


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir