Tom O’Neill is an award-winning investigative journalist and entertainment
reporter whose work has appeared in national publications such as Us, Premiere, New York, The Village Voice and Details. His book, Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties was published by Little, Brown in the summer of 2019 (paperback in the summer of 2020).

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  1. Thank you Tom, great research, great read. Let’s not forget, there were 4330 domestic bombings in the US in 1969. Your book clearly demonstrates how Charles Manson was an operative working in Hollywood to defame the revolution of the 60’s. A complex and negative PR campaign orchestrated by the CIA or ‘murder Inc’ to turn the tide of the American psyche against the communal, defiant, unified, and militant anti-establishment.

    Textbook counter intel coming down the sewer pipe from the highest levels. They were terrified that we the people saw through their rolling meatballs in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Their strategy to lube the system with LSD as demonstrated in Acid Dreams, thank to the CIA via Leary, Oz and now clearly Charles Manson—17 million hits of panacea decimated the (R)evolution.

    Moving forward from the unrest, the ‘over lords’ stabilized the situation with Reaganomics and unlimited leveraging of debt. Turning the hippies into ‘yuppies’ and today we are all surrounded by the WWW! Meanwhile the extreme white wing has their ‘Citizens United’, which truly was the fatal blow to an already weak American democracy.

    These are scary times.

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