Displaying items by tag: LBJ

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.

Saturday, 01 May 2021 19:00

Why the Vietnam War? by Michael Swanson

With an eye toward the Indochina machinations inherited by President John F. Kennedy, Jim DiEugenio reviews the new book Why the Vietnam War? by Michael Swanson, who foreshadows the fact that Kennedy was trapped by his own advisors and how his removal would lead to an epic tragedy.

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Monday, 21 December 2020 04:51

An Open Letter from James DiEugenio

The MSM is at it again, so Jim DiEugenio writes an open letter to Joe Scarborough, Annette Gordon-Reed, Fredrik Logevall, Van Jones, Kevin Young, and Steven Gillon to correct recent gross distortions of President Kennedy's record on civil rights. He also refers them to his landmark 4-part series examining and exposing this great corruption of history.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 05:50

Was the TFX Case a Scandal?

Jim DiEugenio revisits the TFX affair, in light of current research, and gets to the bottom of the smear campaign led by Henry Jackson and others against the procurement reforms being instituted by Robert McNamara and JFK.

Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:39

Thomas D. Herman Smooches Halberstam and Sheehan

Jim DiEugenio critiques Thomas Herman's recent Boston Globe editorial for its ignorance of contemporary research and perpetuation of false narratives concerning JFK and Vietnam.

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In the final part of this essay, Jim turns to the “War on Poverty”, showing how the Kennedys, with David Hackett in the lead, were planning that program before JFK's civil rights bill was passed, and how, once Johnson took office, it was altered from its original intent and handed over to local authorities who hijacked it.

Listen now to Part 4 (The Kennedys’ War on Poverty) of the interview with David Giglio, courtesy of Our Hidden History

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In the third part of this review essay, Jim enumerates in detail the accomplishments of the Kennedy White House in the area of civil rights over the span of its brief three years, appending a table comparing these with those of the previous three administrations.

Listen now to Part 3 (The Kennedys Tear Down Jim Crow) of the interview with David Giglio, courtesy of Our Hidden History

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 19:39

John Kenneth Galbraith: A Hero in our Time

Jim DiEugenio reviews the career of this amazing economist, statesman, academician and author, with a particular view to his close and important rapport with John Kennedy, an advisory relationship unjustly underplayed or erased by writers such as David Halberstam.

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In the second part of this review essay, Jim puts the glaring misrepresentations in Levingston, Margolick and Dyson under the microscope, ending with a long overdue critique of what has unjustly become a progressive shibboleth, the story of RFK's May 1963 meeting in New York with James Baldwin and other civil rights activists.

Listen now to Part 2 (The MSM vs History) of the interview with David Giglio, courtesy of Our Hidden History

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