James DiEugenio

James DiEugenio

One of the most respected researchers and writers on the political assassinations of the 1960s, Jim DiEugenio is the author of two books, Destiny Betrayed (1992/2012) and The JFK Assassination: The Evidence Today (2018), co-author of The Assassinations, and co-edited Probe Magazine (1993-2000).   See "About Us" for a fuller bio.

Saturday, 23 October 2021 18:17

Revising the JFK Cover Up: via Malcolm Blunt

Utilizing new research from Malcolm Blunt, Jim DiEugenio catalogs just how pervasive and extensive the JFK assassination cover-up was across the Warren Commission through the machinations of Allen Dulles and Howard Willens, the mainstream media through the reporting of Hugh Aynesworth, Holland McCombs, and Walter Sheridan, and the House Select Committee on Assassinations’ attempt to change the location of the JFK head wound and to obscure the connections of Oswald with Guy Banister and Cuban exiles in New Orleans.

Monday, 11 October 2021 17:07

The One and Only Dick Gregory

Jim DiEugenio evaluates the new Showtime documentary, The One and Only Dick Gregory, and provides missing insight into Gregory’s work with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his expanding agenda toward opposition to the Vietnam War and focus on the common class struggle that culminated in the Poor People’s March.

Tuesday, 05 October 2021 04:26

Cotton Coated Conspiracy, by John Roberts?

Jim DiEugenio reviews the pseudonymously-authored new book, Cotton Coated Conspiracy, exposing it as an accusatory and sensationalist volume that accepts dubious accounts with little scrutiny and subverts and hides prominent exculpatory evidence in the James Earl Ray case.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 04:21

Into the Storm, by John Newman

Jim DiEugenio reviews John Newman’s latest volume on the JFK case, Into the Storm, finding it a bit uneven, but very well done in its analysis of how the CIA switched back their plots to kill Castro onto the Kennedy White House and how the military under Lemnitzer and Lansdale was proposing false flag operations to justify a war with Cuba.

Monday, 13 September 2021 23:45

Sirhan Sirhan Parole Letter

Now that Governor Newsom has prevailed in the special California recall election, Jim DiEugenio exhorts our readers to contact the governor in support of Sirhan Sirhan’s parole. Governor Newsom will be making the final decision soon and Jim provides some helpful talking points to use in Sirhan’s favor.

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 16:04

Operation Dragon

Jim DiEugenio takes an incisive look at Operation Dragon, by former CIA Director James Woolsey and the late Ion Mihai Pacepa, and concludes that, due to being riddled with errors and marred by unwarranted assumptions, it is an outdated, slightly humorous propaganda effort.

Saturday, 14 August 2021 22:00

Kennedy’s Avenger?

Jim DiEugenio reviews Dan Abrams latest book, Kennedy’s Avenger, by highlighting what it got right, correcting what it got wrong, and exposing the crucial aspects of the case that it simply left out or ignored.

Monday, 26 July 2021 21:48

Last Second in Dallas, part 2

In the second and concluding part of his mixed review, Jim DiEugenio addresses the way Last Second in Dallas handles the photographic, medical and acoustics evidence, and finds the book seriously flawed in those areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 1

Thursday, 22 July 2021 23:42

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.

Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:30

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.

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