When this article appeared on the newsstands, J. Edgar Hoover had been FBI chief for nearly thirty years. In all that time he had enjoyed being photographed among celebrities and adored patting himself on the back by writing numerous magazine articles about the FBI. But by the time the early Fifties came along Hoover and his Federal agency were no longer the teflon icon that they used to be; the failings of the FBI were adding up and Hoover no longer seemed accountable.
Click here to read a magazine article that Hoover wrote about the Communist Party, USA.
Additional magazine and newspaper articles about the Cold War may be read on this page.