Melvin Goodman: Whistleblower at the CIA Book Release


Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $12 : T: 800-838-3006
or Books, Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s 
S.F. – City Lights
$15 door

See event page for more details

“Whistleblower at the CIA offers a fascinating glimpse into the secret, behind-the-scenes world of U.S. intelligence. Melvin Goodman’s first-person account of the systematic manipulation of intelligence at the CIA underscores why  whistleblowing is so important, and why the institutional obstacles to it are so intense. . . . At its core it’s an invaluable historical expose, a testimony to integrity and conscience, and a call for the U.S. intelligence community to keep its top leaders in check. Urgent, timely, and deeply recommended. 

—Daniel Ellsberg


What on earth is going on inside all the murky conflict surrounding the C.I.A., the F.B.I., and all the security ops?

Both Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg have asked more whistleblowers to step into the public light and tell their truth. Several brave individuals have responded. By far the most important of them is Melvin Goodman.


Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of  State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from 1971–1972. Currently, Goodman is the Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. He has authored, co-authored, and edited seven books, including National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism (published by City Lights) Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk, and Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA. His articles and op-eds have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Harper’s,