In the 21st century, the US adopted torture and assassination as tools of foreign policy: a progressive administration would repudiate their use forever.
The FBI destroyed the largest radical student organization of the 1960s, utilizing the press, anti-SDS comics and by instructing their informants to vote.
James Cersonsky is a labor and education reporter and an editor at StudentNation. He directs an action research program connecting students with neighborhood history. Find him on Twitter @cersonsky.