Washington, D. C. Organizing Committee for a Fifth Estate / Fifth Estate Security Education, Inc., 1974. A small collection documenting the efforts of two watchdog groups opposed to “technofascism” and the machinations of the U.S. intelligence community. Committee for Action/Research on the Intelligence Community (CARIC) was formed in 1972 by three ex-intelligence operatives, Winslow Peck (pseud. of Perry Fellwock), Tim Butz and K. Barton Osborn, who published their findings in Counter-Spy and their newsletter, “Intelligence Report.” Fifth Estate was the brainchild of author Norman Mailer who drunkenly pronounced the group’s formation at his fiftieth birthday in 1973. He spent most of that year touring college campuses drumming up support for his initiative. In January 1974 the organizations formed an umbrella organization, The Organizing Committee for a Fifth Estate.
Included here are the first annual report of the Organizing Committee for a Fifth Estate, which provides helpful background info on CARIC and Fifth Estate; Vol. 2, No. 1 of Counter-Spy focusing on CIA involvement in the international labor movement, with an interesting article on the U.S. military at Wounded Knee; two “intelligence reports”; an informational CARIC brochure titled, “Don’t Read This Out Loud!”; and three support appeal letters. Item #8452