History 24 Midterm Essay Spring 2019

History 24 Midterm Essay Spring 2019-using Lance deHaven Smith’s concept of a SCAD to
discuss the evidence provided in Cockburn and Valentine’s books (and the six documents listed
on the readinglist) concerning how the specific operation of the CIA as discussed in Valentine
Cockburn’s books constitutesa SCAD crime


Read the following books and documents in preparation for the midterm essay.
Books:
Lance deHaven-Smith, Conspiracy Theory
in America, read Introduction, pages
L-24.
Alexander Cockburn, Whiteout: The CIA, Dnrys and the Press, read chapter 8.
Douglas Valentine, The CIA as Organized Crime, read chapter L.
Documents:
Operation
Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation
How the Mossadegh government was overthrown
CIA and Assassinations: The Guatemala 1954 Documents
The
CIA Mind Control Doctors: From Harvard to Guantanamo
Why Can the CIA Assassinate People?
Appendix III: U.S. Governmdnt Assassination Plots
Reading Strategy for the Midterm:
Thoroughly famlliarize yourself with deHaven-Smith’s idea on what is a SCADs (p.1-
24). Read and analyze Cockburn and Valentine’s books (together with the assigned
r documents) as possible sources of SCAD evidence.
Essay
Prompt:
“Their [CIA]
most egregious crime is the systematic falsification of history… The rnost
important fiction of all is the need for secrecy to preserve out national security… [CIA]
officials
use secrecy to conceal their corruption and crimes.” Valentine, p.48-49.
Write
a two-page, single-spaced essay using Lance deHaven Smith’s concept of a SCAD to
discuss the evidence provided in Cockburn and Valentine’s books (and the six documents listed
on the reading
list) concerning how the specific operation of the CIA as discussed in Valentine
Cockburn’s books constitutes
a SCAD crime.

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