El Hassan, would-be tyrant of all North Africa, was on the run. His followers at this point numbered six, one of whom was a wisp of a twenty-four year old girl. Arrayed against him and his dream, he knew, was the combined power of the world in the form of the Reunited Nations, and, in addition, such individual powers as the United States of the Americas, the Soviet Complex, Common Europe, the French Community, the British Commonwealth and the Arab Union, working both together and unilaterally...... more info>>
His assignment was to get things done; he definitely did so. Not quite the things intended, perhaps, but definitely done. A classic SF tale, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. for Analog Science Fact & Fiction, May 1963.
"Subversive" is, in essence, a negative term--it means simply "against the existent system." It doesn't mean subversives all agree ... Reprinted from the September, 1962 issue of ANALOG, edited by the legendary John W. Campbell, Jr.
It would, of course, take a trio of Ivory Tower scientists to conceive of tracking down that statistical entity, the Common Man, and testing out a serum of invisibility on him. And only the Ivory Tower type would get everything so wrong! Edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. for ANALOG.