Speech Crimes, journalism, and Targeted Individuals: my connection to Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, who got out of prison Monday.

Webs of associations, connections, presidents and naming names- even some torture. All of that is in a single quote from "Six Degrees of Separation: by John Guare, voicing his observation from the mouth of his character Ouisa Kitteridge: I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees … Continue reading Speech Crimes, journalism, and Targeted Individuals: my connection to Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, who got out of prison Monday.

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From cradle to grave: the East German Stasi stalked babies-and spy novel author John Le Carre

From Mikhail Bulgakov in Russia, hounded by Stalin's agents for writing the "Gospel for Stalin" aka "the Master and Margherita;" to anti-fascist Ernest Hemingway aka "Papa" in Cuba, who had a bad case of pro-fascist FBI chronic harrassment and wiretapping, - to the "Lost Generations" F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota and Paris, followed by religionists, … Continue reading From cradle to grave: the East German Stasi stalked babies-and spy novel author John Le Carre