Philip Burnett Franklin Agee (July 19, 1935 – January 7, 2008) was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer and writer, best known as author of the 1975 book, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, detailing his experiences in the CIA. Agee joined the CIA in 1957, and over the following decade had postings in Washington, D.C., Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. After resigning from the Agency in 1968, he became a leading opponent of CIA practices. A co-founder of CovertAction Quarterly, he died in Cuba in January 2008. (Source: Wikipedia)
Mr. Agee was indeed a true hero. After quitting the CIA he spent the rest of his life atoning for the foul deeds he had been a part of. You will never truly understand what we’re up against without getting all the intelligence you can on how the intelligence agencies of the U.S., primarily the CIA and NSA, operate. This knowledge will also make it plain why it is that the socialist countries such as the Soviet Union of yesteryear and North Korea and Cuba today seem like “oppressive” police states. It is absolutely essential to have a strong security apparatus in place to keep out the CIA from penetrating, subverting and sabotaging any nation striving to maintain its independence and freedom from the U.S.-led global capitalist order.
Inside the Company: CIA Diary recounts Philip Agee’s misadventures as a CIA case officer in Latin America. In On the Run Agee tells the tale of how the CIA sought to stop publication of his first book, Inside the Company, and hounded him all over Western Europe and beyond in order to stop his political activities and quest to “out” every CIA agent he possible could. Long before there was Edward Snowden, there was the great, indomitable Philip Agee!
Other books co-authored by Mr. Agee that are definitely worth checking out are Dirty Work: The CIA in Western Europe and Dirty Work 2: The CIA in Africa.