Notes for subscribers: A glimpse into the mind of a fanboy destroyer

CIA agent Gene Sosin fetishized the Soviet Union. And yet he directed all of his professional energy into destroying it.

Evgenia and I were in San Francisco last week for my mother’s 69th birthday. Since I was in the Bay Area, I decided to stop by Stanford’s Hoover Institution to look through the archives of Gene Sosin, a key player in the creation of the CIA’s Radio Liberty.

I first came across Gene Sosin while I was trying to trace the origins of Tor and the U.S. govern…

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