Cocktails & Capitalism

A Short History of COINTELPRO with Alex Zambito (& the Agent Provocateur Cocktail)

March 22, 2022 Cocktails & Capitalism Season 2 Episode 20
Cocktails & Capitalism
A Short History of COINTELPRO with Alex Zambito (& the Agent Provocateur Cocktail)
Show Notes

In this episode, Alex Zambito tells the twisted story of the FBI’s efforts to infiltrate and dismantle leftist movements in America. COINTELPRO campaigns began in the 50s, targeting communists, anti-war activists, and black leaders of the civil rights movement. 


Alex Zambito is on the editorial board for Midwestern Marx – a website and journal offering Marxist analysis of politics and history. He is currently pursuing his masters in history. His work focuses on anti-communist repression campaigns in western “democracies” and the history of proletarian struggles around the globe. Check out his article about COINTELPRO here:  The FBI’s War on the Left: A Short History of COINTELPRO



COCKTAIL PAIRING:

Agent Provocateur

45 ml Rum-Bar Gold Jamaican Rum

20mlStrawberry Syrup

22mlLime Juice 

2dashes Aromatic Bitters

Small pinch of salt 


Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice cubes. Fine strain into a coupe and garnish with a strawberry slice. 


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