The Public Eye - Summer 2009- Vol. 24, No. 2

From Movements to Mosques, Informants Endanger Democracy

The Public Eye, Summer 2009

In February, 2009, members of the Islamic Center of Irvine learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had hired Craig Monteilh, a 46-year-old fitness instructor and convicted con man, to infiltrate their mosque and keep it under surveillance. Members had wondered about Monteilh for a while. Back in 2007, the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), alarmed by his talk of jihad and plans for a terrorist attack, reported him to Irvine police and secured a three-year restraining order against him.


Remembering the New Right
Political Strategy and the Building of the GOP Coalition

The Public Eye, Summer 2009

When the Washington Post ran an obituary for Paul Weyrich on its front page last December, the casual reader could be forgiven for not recognizing the name. But those who followed conservative politics inside Washington probably approved of the significant placement...


Battle over Labor Law Reform Shows True Power of the Right

The Public Eye, Summer 2009

Some people may enjoy watching the Right thrash around trying to find its way in the Obama Age, but I take the election results and their aftermath as a sign of a country dangerously divided. There really was a stark difference in the major party candidates, and 46 percent voted for the guy who lost. 59,946,378 is a lot of people. This political force isn’t going away...


Also in this issue:

Book Reviews

  • The Transparent Cabal: The Neoconservative Agenda, War in the Middle East, and the National Interest of Israel
  • Blood and Politics: The History of the White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Mainstream
  • Eyes Right

  • The Destruction Homosexuals Wrought
  • Who Cares If Jesus Wouldn’t Torture
  • Obama’s War on Cheerios
  • Reports in Review

  • The Other Jackson
  • Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
  • Racial Profiling at the Border
  • LGB Poverty Revealed
  • Texas Sex Ed

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