498: Matthew Sweet's Operation Chaos

Matthew Sweet is a journalist and broadcaster. He presents Night Waves and Freethinking on BBC Radio 3, and is the summer presenter of The Film Programme on Radio Four. He is the author of The West End FrontInventing the Victorians and SheppertonBabylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema, which he adapted as a film for BBC Four. He has edited and introduced the work of Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Thackeray, George Eliot and Edward Bulwer-Lytton. His TV programmes include Silent BritainA Brief History of FunThe Age of ExcessTruly, Madly, Cheaply and The Rules of Film Noir. Matthew’s latest book isOperation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves.