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Richard Feynman's FBI Files

v3rgEz (125380) writes | more than 2 years ago

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v3rgEz writes "The FBI files of noted physicist, esteemed author and all-around geek Richard Feynman have been released:

http://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2012/jun/06/feynman-files-professors-invitation-past-iron-curt/

Feynman and the FBI had an extended encounter after the Bureau discovered he had been invited to speak at the USSR, which set off a flurry of investigations into his loyalty — even as he pestered the State Department for guidance on whether he should or shouldn't go, guidance they only gave belatedly.

Of particular interest to the FBI was his avid devotion to the art of lock picking, his high school membership in a socialism club (for social reasons, he swore), and the fact that he was a godless scientist who loved his bongo drums.

Original Documents are available:

http://www.muckrock.com/foi/view/united-states-of-america/fbi-files-on-richard-feynman/1165/#366921-responsive-documents

One other element? A seven-page letter detailing a conspiracy theory that Feynman was a sleeper agent for enemies unknown, but probably communist ones.

http://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2012/jun/06/richard-feynman-master-deception-and-enemy-america/"

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Jesus, what bunch of dumbfucks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40231797)

You really need to read the original FBI documents. They're hilarious, scary and sad all at once. The FBI "mind" that created it is so weirdly constricted, it's like someone's idea of a bad joke.

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