The Last Honest Man: How Senator Frank Church Stood Up Against Abuse of Power
The Last Honest Man: How Senator Frank Church Stood Up Against Abuse of Power is a powerful and inspiring book that tells the story of Senator Frank Church and his courageous efforts to expose abuses of power by the U.S. government during the 1970s.
In 1975, the United States was reeling from the Watergate scandal and the revelations of abuse of power by the intelligence community. It was in this charged atmosphere that Senator Frank Church of Idaho was tasked with investigating these abuses. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter James Risen tells the story of Church's heroic stand against unchecked power in his book, The Last Honest Man.
Despite being politically ambitious and eager to run for president, Church proved to be a champion of truth and integrity when he led the congressional opposition to the Vietnam War and became a fierce critic of American imperialism around the world. When he was tasked with investigating abuses of power in the intelligence community, he exposed dark truths that shook the nation to its core.
Through hundreds of interviews, declassified documents, and unpublished letters and notes, Risen paints a gripping and untold story of one man's fight against the abuse of power. Church's investigation uncovered assassination plots by the CIA, links between the Kennedy dynasty and the mafia, and the surveillance of civil rights activists by the NSA and FBI.
The Last Honest Man is a powerful reminder of the importance of holding our government accountable and standing up for truth and integrity. It is a call to action for all Americans to demand transparency and honesty from our leaders and to never forget the lessons of the past.