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    kraant

    Perhaps this is because midwesterners have traditionally a stronger identification with the country, and is a region (outside Chicago) with less "malcontents" or dissatisfied than elsewhere.

    The classic case of midwestern researcher, done in by his ties to the military, is Frank Olson. It would be worth studying his case very closely. It has been written up extensively in a number of books and publications, including big pieces in the New York Times Magazine, at Salon, the Baltimore Sun, etc. Norman Mailer included a version of the Olson story in this novel Harlot's Ghost.

    He worked with MKULTRA and the biowarfare program at Fort Detrick. He was ultimately killed for what he knew. Everyone should know about his case.

    You can find more info on him at The Frank Olson Legacy Project

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