Dissenters worry the free books are part of a secret indoctrination program, a kind of “thought police.” Controversial titles distributed under the Plan include Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, Selected Speeches of Hugo Chavez, and State Terrorism in Colombia. Others argue that giving away free books does nothing to actually promote reading the books. Perhaps the strangest part of the Plan is the “book squadrons”:
These are basically roving book clubs that are intended to encourage reading on the metro, in public squares and in parks. Each squadron wears a different colour to identify their type of book. For example, the red team promotes autobiographies while the black team discusses books on "militant resistance".
Isn’t a group of people wearing black and carrying books on militant resistance a bit intimidating?