A US student got a visit from secret agents – for what? Ordering Mao’s little red book through interlibrary loan for a paper he was writing on communism. [Update: This turns out to be a hoax; see the comments for links.]
The professors said the student was told by the agents that the book is on a “watch list,” and that his background, which included significant time abroad, triggered them to investigate the student further.
Also, Bush got rid of that nasty little law saying the government couldn’t spy on people without a warrant. Took several hours to get a warrant, you see. I don’t know whether monitoring interlibrary loans would have required a warrant in the good old days.
Such a pity Bush still has three years left. (via Badger etc)