Is Infiltration of “Extremist Groups” Justified?

@article{Hagen2010IsIO,
  title={Is Infiltration of “Extremist Groups” Justified?},
  author={Kurtis Hagen},
  journal={International Journal of Applied Philosophy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={153-168}
}
  • Kurtis Hagen
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Applied Philosophy
Many intellectuals scoff at what they call “conspiracy theories.” But two Harvard law professors, Cass Sunstein (now working for the Obama administration) and Adrian Vermeule, go further. They argue in the Journal of Political Philosophy that groups that espouse such theories ought to be infiltrated and undermined by government agents and allies. While some may find this proposal appalling (as indeed we all should), others may find the argument plausible, especially if they have been swayed by… Expand
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