The Erdős FBI file

A cute little article here about Paul Erdős’s FBI file.  The short version is … that it’s not very interesting; the FBI routinely (and correctly) determined that he was just interested in doing mathematics.  In a Minnesota-centric note, it was Hubert Humphrey who helped him get a visa after several years of being blacklisted by the INS.  The writer of the linked article does get in a good punch-line.

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