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The Agency: A History of the CIA

Follow a noted CIA expert and uncover how the CIA has shaped modern world history.

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s********t
January 19, 2020
Content of the course is good, though a bit repetitive in places. Professor Wilford is quite knowledgeable about the topic, but the producers made the odd choices regarding how to present the material. 99% of the video content is the professor's face, mostly from the side. We get the occasional view of something that looks like a declassified secret document and while it may be, when I took the time to read them, they did not add anything other than a picture of the subject. Furthermore, the lecture is given from a semi-seated position so the speaker remains fixed while moving his hands up and down. I found the whole setup distracting after a while. Might be better as an audio course. I think the course could have been made much better with the occasional map or timeline or any supporting graphics really. I will say that when he covers events that are very controversial or even widely criticized, he often takes a neutral explanatory position.

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January 18, 2020

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December 8, 2019

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