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Buckminster Fuller’s FBI File

Matt Novak shares Buckminster Fuller’s FBI file:

Buckminster Fuller was a world-renowned architect, math-obsessed designer, and affable weirdo. He died in 1983, but Fuller is still remembered fondly today for his geodesic domes and his three-wheeled cars. Despite extensive historical interest in the man, his FBI file has never been made public. Until now.

Redacted file.

Turns out the FBI was interested in him because of his association with Soviets during the Cold War.

Carbondale interview.

Pretty cool to see my hometown of Carbondale, Illinois all over his file. He lived there in a geodesic dome, which I remember from my childhood.

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