This book is fantastic, though very disturbing. Before reading this book, I always knew that the CIA was an organisation that lied to it's citizens and to the whole world, for that matter, but this book truly reveals the vile nature of this relatively secretive U.S. agency.
The CIA after WW2 recruited Nazi scientists such as Werner von Braun (the architect of the V-2 rocket), the SS monster Klaus Barbie, known as "The Butcher of Lyon", wanted for his sadistic torture techniques and many others. The CIA worked tirelessly to bring misery and poverty to the people of Latin America by organising coups which installed right-wing dictators who raked in millions of dollars from selling cocaine and heroin, while 95% of the population was struggling to survive. All in the name of "protecting the world against the Commies". And of course they worked in close co-operation with the Sicilian Mafia, asking the mobsters to do their dirty work.
Using drug money made by selling "crack" cocaine on the streets of South Central Los Angeles by Nicaraguan and local drug-lords to fund the Contra rebels in Honduras, etc.
Oh, and of course we then have all of the "scientific" experiments carried out against mostly African-Americans up until the 1970's, where subjects were exposed to radiation and many types of experimental drugs. They even carried out experiments against U.S. soldiers in the South Pacific, for heaven's sake! After all these immoral experiments were carried out against the African-American population, it is no wonder that many do not trust the CIA or the U.S. government. Major U.S. newspapers and other media then have the NERVE to describe their perfectly understandable fear as "black paranoia!"