“In the context of cointelpro, José Angel Gutiérrez masterfully connects the dots of U.S. government surveillance of César Chávez, helping us understand the cowed public silence in the present perilous era of the Orwellian “national security” matrix.”
—Eloy García, History Faculty, Texas Southmost College, and human rights activis.t
“There are those who participate in history and those who make it. Few scholars have the trajectory of José Angel Gutiérrez, whose book The Eagle Has Eyes focuses on the FBI and César Chávez. Gutiérrez does not write about history in translation. His voice balances many recent accounts on Chávez that are more about icon bashing than understanding the forces that wrecked the Chicano agenda. The Eagle Has Eyes is a major contribution that offers a look into the so-called counterintelligence community. It puts to rest the myth that Chicanos did not care or organize to correct inequality. The poor are not poor because they want to be poor but because they are kept unorganized.”
—Rodolfo F. Acuña, Professor Emeritus and Founder of Chicano and Chicana Studies at California State University, Northridge.