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I am concerned that, at the end of it all, there will only be more Americans killed; more of our treasure spilled out; and because of the bitterness and hatred on every side of this war, more hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese slaughtered; so that they may say, as Tacitus said of Rome: “They made a desert and called it peace.”

~ Robert F. Kennedy, from a speech during his Presidential campaign, Kansas State University, March 18, 1968

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Featured Articles & Reviews

  • CounterPunch Whiffs Again!
    CounterPunch Whiffs Again!

    Jim DiEugenio shows how distorted the lens is that CounterPunch writer David Schultz looks through to reach his own interpretation of the lesson of Vietnam that the U.S. should have applied to Afghanistan. The only lesson we learn from history is indeed that we learn nothing from it, if we rely on discredited sources like Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest.

    Written on Thursday, 22 July 2021 23:42 Read more...
  • Last Second in Dallas, part 1
    Last Second in Dallas, part 1

    Jim DiEugenio writes part 1 of his mixed review of Josiah Thompson’s new book on the JFK case, Last Second in Dallas, by summarizing the first-person journey, recounted by Thompson, that led to his first book, Six Seconds in Dallas, and then discussing the troubling history of the media and scientific forces aligned to derail further investigations, including Jim Garrison’s.

    Written on Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:30 Read more...
  • The Death of the Tumbling Magic-Bullet Theory: the Governor’s Shirt, the President’s Shirt, and the Overlooked Dr. Robert Shaw
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    The Death of the Tumbling Magic-Bullet Theory: the Governor’s Shirt, the President’s Shirt, and the Overlooked Dr. Robert Shaw

    Challenging the lynch pin of the Warren Commission case, Benjamin Cole demolishes the tumbling single magic-bullet theory by reexamining the physical evidence, namely President Kennedy’s shirt, Governor Connally’s shirt and jacket, and the relevant Zapruder film frames, and revisiting the testimonies of the Connallys and that of Connally’s surgeon Dr. Robert Shaw.

    Written on Friday, 16 July 2021 16:42 Read more...
  • Jonathan Chait meets Michael Kazin
    Jonathan Chait meets Michael Kazin

    Jonathan Chait joins Michael Kazin in publishing another non sequitur hit-piece on the JFK presidency in the mainstream media, so Jim DiEugenio, once again, continues his yeoman's work of setting the record straight by sharing the undisputable facts of the JFK presidency and exposing the shoddy research and poor analysis of the mainstream media.

    Written on Sunday, 11 July 2021 22:00 Read more...
  • Deep Fake Politics: Empire and the Criminalization of the State
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    Deep Fake Politics: Empire and the Criminalization of the State

    Saving his best for last, Aaron Good finishes his review of Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head with Part 3, dissecting the methods Curtis uses to muddle the truth and revealing his tendency to dissemble when dealing with very crucial aspects of state criminality, the dual state, geopolitics, Western imperialism, and the West’s adversaries.

    Written on Saturday, 10 July 2021 18:00 Read more...
  • Marina’s Sponsor and Oswald’s Fifth Wallet
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    Marina’s Sponsor and Oswald’s Fifth Wallet

    While researching for an upcoming article on the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, Paul Bleau stumbled upon some intriguing information concerning Marina Oswald’s immigration sponsor, so he decided to put his FPCC article on hold and document the fascinating evidence regarding Marina’s sponsor and yet another Lee Harvey Oswald wallet.

    Written on Wednesday, 07 July 2021 04:00 Read more...
  • Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War
    Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War

    Jim DiEugenio reviews Greg Parker’s unusual, provocative, and insightful two-volume work entitled Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War and traces the Cold War timeline and progression through the early life of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to his “defection” to the Soviet Union in October, 1959.

    Written on Monday, 05 July 2021 20:00 Read more...
  • Morley v. CIA
    Morley v. CIA

    Recognizing the significant contributions to JFK research made by mainstream journalist Jefferson Morley, Jim DiEugenio reviews his recent e-book, Morley v. CIA: My Unfinished JFK Investigation, and traces the history of George Joannides involvement with the CIA and the DRE dating back to the time of the JFK assassination and beyond.

    Written on Saturday, 26 June 2021 20:00 Read more...
  • John Newman’s JFK and Vietnam, 2017 version
    John Newman’s  JFK and Vietnam, 2017 version

    While working on Oliver Stone’s upcoming documentary, Jim DiEugenio consulted the 2nd edition of John Newman’s ground-breaking book, JFK and Vietnam, and now takes the opportunity to review the development of Newman’s important thesis and the innovation and impact of this substantial research in dispelling the myth that LBJ did not alter Kennedy’s policy in Vietnam.

    Written on Saturday, 19 June 2021 19:00 Read more...
  • Michael Kazin and the NY Review vs JFK
    Michael Kazin and the NY Review vs JFK

    Jim DiEugenio redresses the historical and academic dishonesty of Michael Kazin’s thinly veiled screed against President John F. Kennedy under the guise of a review of a biography that only covers his life through 1956 by meticulously articulating the facts of Kennedy's domestic and foreign policy positions.

    Written on Sunday, 13 June 2021 22:00 Read more...
  • A Presumption of Innocence: Lee Harvey Oswald Part 1
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    A Presumption of Innocence: Lee Harvey Oswald Part 1

    Johnny Cairns begins his multi-part reexamination of the key evidence against Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of JFK with an eye toward how it would have been handled by a proper defense attorney by evaluating the ownership of the rifle, the condition of the murder weapon, the ammunition, and the paper bag.

    Written on Saturday, 12 June 2021 19:36 Read more...
  • Sirhan’s New Parole Hearing
    Sirhan’s New Parole Hearing

    With Sirhan Sirhan’s next parole board hearing now scheduled for August 27th, 2021, Jim DiEugenio communicates the latest news on Sirhan’s case and urges everyone to write to the parole board requesting Sirhan’s release.

    Written on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 06:00 Read more...
  • Deep Fake Politics: The Prankster, the Prosecutor, and the Para-political
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    Deep Fake Politics: The Prankster, the Prosecutor, and the Para-political

    Aaron Good continues his review of Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head with Part 2, which explores how Curtis relies heavily on Kerry Thornley in developing his bizarre take on “conspiracy theories” and then omits, distorts, and cherry picks facts to present his interminable exploration of our current dystopia.

    Written on Wednesday, 02 June 2021 00:00 Read more...
  • Deep Fake Politics: Getting Adam Curtis Out of Your Head
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    Deep Fake Politics: Getting Adam Curtis Out of Your Head

    Aaron Good shares Part 1 of his review of Adam Curtis’ Can’t Get You Out of My Head, which examines the problems with Curtis’ view of postwar US hegemony and his obscurantist tendencies regarding US monetary policy and international finance.

    Written on Tuesday, 06 April 2021 00:40 Read more...

Coming Soon ...

  • Chris Newton: Oswald’s letter to the Russian Embassy in November of 1963
  • Michael LeFLem on Greg Poulgrain’s upcoming book on the 1965 overthrow of Sukarno
  • Summary and Conclusion to the Creating the Oswald Legend series by Vasilios Vazakis

Upcoming Appearances

  • Jim DiEugenio is a semi-regular guest on Len Osanic's BlackOp Radio telecast on Thursday nights.

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