Displaying items by tag: JFK

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.

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Dennis Bernstein, at:  CounterPunch

Published in News Items
Friday, 13 August 2021 18:53

Kennedy, Cuba, and the “War of the Sands”

Bruce Riedel, at:  Brookings

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Matthew Rozsa, at:  Salon

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Oliver Stone’s interview with Paris Match, translation provided courtesy of Bill Simpich via Google translate.

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.

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Sunday, 11 July 2021 22:00

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.

Saturday, 19 June 2021 19:00

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.

Sunday, 13 June 2021 22:00

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.

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