Waiting For J. Edgar

Sartre Camus Hoover

I stumbled into this very interesting article in the British magazine Prospect. The story, by Andy Martin, suggests that the FBI once investigated being and nothingness.

From 1945 onwards, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI spied on Camus and Sartre. The investigation soon turned into a philosophical inquiry…

Read the complete article at Prospect. It’s quite fun and puts an exclamation point of the wastefulness of government, then and now. Here are a few morsels from the site:

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